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Main Title Supplementary radiological measurements at the Maxey Flats radioactive waste burial site, 1976-1977 /
Author Blanchard, Richard L. ; Montgomery, Daniel M. ; Kolde, Harry E. ; Gels, Gerald L. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Blanchard, Richard L.
CORP Author Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility (U.S.)
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-520/5-78-011
Stock Number PB-291 922
OCLC Number 04606641
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Radioactive decontamination--Measurement ; Radioactive waste disposal in the ground--Kentucky ; Radioactive wste disposal in the ground--Kentucky
Additional Subjects Radioactivity ; Radioactive wastes ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tritium ; Carbon 14 ; Cobalt 60 ; Cesium 137 ; Plutonium 248 ; Plutonium 249 ; Surveys ; Kentucky ; Low level radiation ; Maxey Flats Site ; Radionuclide migration ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Radioactive effluents ; Morehead(Kentucky)
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-5-78-011 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-291 922 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 33 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional radiological measurements were performed during 1976 and 1977 at the Maxey Flats radioactive waste burial site. These supplement data collected during 1974 and 1975 reported in EPA-520/5-76/020. Evaporator effluents were investigated further to better define quantities of radionuclides discharged to the atmosphere and improve decontamination factors assigned to the principal radionuclides observed in the evaporator feed: 3H, 14C, 60Co, 137Cs, 238Pu, and 239Pu. On-site measurements included soil sample profiles taken to a maximum depth of 3.5 m from the trench area and from within the main washes east and south of the site. These measurements provided additional information on the near-surface lateral movement of radioactivity. Radiochemical analysis of a test-well sample showed that all measurable radioactivity was associated with the sediment in the well and the highest specific radioactivity was associated with the smaller particles (<5 micrometers). Milk and vegetables were again sampled from a number of nearby farms. As previously reported, tritium was the only radionuclide measured in these foods above ambient levels, although concentrations were less than in similar samples collected during the earlier study.
Issued Sept. 1978. Includes bibliographical references.