||Characterization of Contaminated Nuclear Sites, Facilities and Materials: Accelerators.
||Evaluation Research Corp., Oak Ridge, TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Particle accelerators ;
Health physics ;
Radioactive waste disposal ;
Risk assessment ;
Environment protection ;
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing environmental protection standards for evaluating the risks and characterizing problems associated with disposal of radioactive wastes arising from decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) operations. A list was compiled of organizations operating 1042 active particle accelerators. A review of the operational health physics problems at these facilities, was used to characterize the types and volumes of wastes which are likely to result from D&D. The accelerators were grouped into three general classes (constant direct current field machines, incremental acceleration machines and magnetic field machines) based upon the method of particle acceleration.