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Main Title Analysis of radioactive contaminants in by-products from coal-fired power plant operations /
Author Krieger, Herman L., ; Jacobs, Betty
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jacobs, Betty,
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, For sale by the National Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/4-78-039
Stock Number PB-286 365
OCLC Number 04278451
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Radioactive substances ; Radium--Isotopes ; Combustion--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Radioactive contaminants ; Air pollution ; Electric power plants ; Sampling ; Coal ; Fly ash ; Sludge ; Gamma ray spectroscopy ; Chemical analysis ; Radium ; Thorium ; Uranium ; Coal fired power plants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600/4-78/039 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/27/2005
EKBD  EPA-600/4-78-039 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/01/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-78-039 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/4-78-039 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-4-78-039 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-286 365 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 31 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The major radionuclides detected in fossil fuel power plant operations have been identified and quantified. Samples of coal, fly ash, bottom ash, and scrubber sludge were collected from different regions in the U.S. and analyzed for radium, thorium, and uranium. The standard radiochemical procedures were modified in order to obtain reproducible results for the variety of samples analyzed, which then can be used to calculate a radioactivity balance on the basis of normal operations. The report tabulates the spectrum of activity levels in a variety of samples, and compares the results from non-destructive spectrometry and from radiochemical separations. The environmental impact of an expanding fossil-fuel power plant operation is discussed, and it is concluded that, for the present, no radiation hazard exists.
Issued July 1978. Includes bibliographical references.