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Main Title Radionuclide accumulation in a reactor cooling lake /
Author Shearin, R. L. ; Lyon., R. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lyon, R. J.,
CORP Author Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, Ala.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-520/5-76-005
Stock Number PB-265 740
OCLC Number 02534223
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Radiation--Measurement ; Radioisotopes--Analysis ; Nuclear power plants--South Carolina--Hartsville ; Nuclear power plants--Hartsville--South Carolina
Additional Subjects Nuclear power plants ; Radiation hazards ; Lakes ; Cooling ; Radioactive isotopes ; Statistical analysis ; South Carolina ; Cooling ponds ; Lake Robinson
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Collation ix, 66 pages, A-3 : illustrations, diagram, graphs, maps ; 27 cm.
In the utilization of a cooling lake for a commercial power reactor, low-level quantities of liquid waste are released to the lake water. Due to the retention and recycling of water for condenser cooling purposes, concentrations of radionuclides can increase to levels which are directly measurable in the water. Such a site design is represented by the H. B. Robinson Unit 2 operated by the Carolina Power and Light Company at Hartsville, SC. For a 4-year period, lake water and other lake components such as fish, aquatic vegetation, and benthic sediments were sampled and analyzed to determine if any long-term buildup occurred. Results indicated that the lake water concentrations followed general mixing equations and that turnover rates in the individual components of the lake were too short to quantitate with this study design. This indicates that concentrations of radionuclides in the lake would be primarily a function of parameters such as radioactivity released and lake flow for the previous year and essentially independent of earlier parameters. An estimate of annual external doses to an individual utilizing the lake for recreation (i.e., swimming, boating, and fishing) would be about 5 microrem.
Includes appendix. Prepared at the Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, Ala. Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-66).