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Main Title Estimates of the quantities, form, and transport of carbon-14 in low-level radioactive waste /
Author Gruhlke, James M. ; Neiheisel, J. ; Battist, L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Neiheisel, James.
Battist, Lewis.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Analysis and Support Division,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/520/1-86/019
Stock Number PB87-228052
Subjects Radioactive waste disposal in the ground--United States. ; Carbon.
Additional Subjects Carbon 14 ; Radioactive wastes ; Disposal ; Transport properties ; Radioactive isotopes ; Sites ; Industrial wastes ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Low level radioactive wastes ; Path of pollutants ; Institutions
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-228052 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 36 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Analysis of the activity level of C-14 contributed from the nuclear fuel cycle and non-fuel sources to LLW sites in the period from 1985-2004 provides the following information: 2100 Ci from the nuclear fuel cycle; 1650 Ci from institutional wastes; 2150 Ci from industrial wastes. The chemical form of the C-14 in the fuel cycle waste approximates 75% inorganic (carbonate), 20% activation metal, and 5% organic radiocarbons. The chemical form of the institutional and industrial carbon-14 waste is believed to be essentially 100% organic radiocarbon compounds. The transport of C-14 from the low-level radioactive waste site is believed to be largely as a gaseous release to the atmosphere.
"September 1986." Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-27). "EPA 520/1-86-019"--Cover. Microfiche.