||Joint NRC/EPA sewage sludge radiological survey : survey design and test site results /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water. ;Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Sewage sludge--Characterization--United States. ;
Radioactive wastes--United States--Analysis. ;
Radioactive wastes--Analysis. ;
Sewage sludge--United States--Characterization
Sewage slude ;
Radioactive contamination ;
Sewage treatment plants ;
Sanitary sewers ;
Radioactive materials ;
Publicly owned treatment works
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||32 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through a subcommittee of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS), are sponsoring a joint survey to collect information concerning radioactive materials in sewage sludge and ash from sewage treatment plants (referred to in the industry as publicly owned treatment works (POTWSs)). The objectives of this joint NRC/EPA sewage sludge/ash survey are to: (1) obtain data on the levels of radioactive materials in sludge and ash at POTWs from across the country; (2) estimate the extent to which radioactive contamination comes from either NRC/State licensees or naturally-occurring radioactiviey; and (3) support potential rulemaking decisions by NRC or EPA, if necessitated by the survey results. This report summarizes the results at nine POTW sites where the questionnaire methods and sampling and analytical procedures were tested.
"May 1999." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 832-R-99-900." Microfiche.