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Contamination of surface soil in Colorado by plutonium, 1970-1989

Terry, Robert W.

Contamination of surface soil in Colorado by plutonium, 1970-1989

summary and comparison of plutonium concentrations in soil in the Rocky Flats Plant vicinity and eastern Colorado

by Terry, Robert W.

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Published by Dept. of Health? in [Colorado? .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Colorado
    • Subjects:
    • Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.) -- Congresses.,
    • Radioactive pollution of soils -- Colorado -- Congresses.,
    • Plutonium -- Environmental aspects -- Colorado -- Congresses.,
    • Regression analysis -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Robert W. Terry.
      ContributionsHealth Physics Society. Central Rocky Mountain Chapter. Technical Meeting
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD879.R34 T47 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1669617M
      LC Control Number91622616

        Another source of long-term contamination was the Pad, where more than 5, barrels stood out in the open for 11 years and leaked radioactive material into the soil and groundwater. Even today, many people in Colorado don't know about these fires, particularly the fire, and its long-term danger. The cleanup standard set for plutonium levels in soil was 50 picocuries per gram, which Spreng said is the equivalent of increasing someone’s cancer risk by two in a million.

      The newly released results show the area is as contaminated by radioactive plutonium now as it was 40 years ago, before the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, which operated on that site, was. The Task Group treated transuranium element soil contamination as a separate problem.. Plutonium contamination in soil and the need for Federal standards for remedial actions were subject of considerable interest in the early I;'s. The Environmental Protection Agency was evaluating the need for standards or guides.

      A new book reveals the truth about a plutonium factory that hardly anyone knew existed. Kristen Iversen grew up in the idyllic small town of Arvada, Colorado, near Denver. With the majestic Rocky. Recommended Screening Limits for Contaminated Surface Soil and Review of Factors Relevant to Site-Specific Studies. NCRP Report No. Bethesda, MD: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.


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Radioactive soil contamination (Ce ‐ and Pu) in the environment near the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. • Colorado Department of Health. Rocky Flats surface soil survey, ‐ • Terry, R.

Contamination of surface soil in Colorado by plutonium, ‐ summary and. PLUTONIUM CONTAMINATION ON VEGETATION SURFACES Relative mass of soil attached to above-ground vegetation samples collected seasonally at Rocky Flats, Colorado* 37 Spring Fall Winter Annual (g oven dry soil/g oven dry vegetation) S.D.

Range n 9 7 10 Cited by: 8. According to a Dow report, “subsequently, some of the drums developed oil leaks and some plutonium contaminated oil was deposited on the soil Author: Heidi Beedle. Plutonium concentrations in surface soil 16 km downwind from ground zero of the first nuclear test, Trinity, are 5 mBq/g at 0– cm and 14 mBq/g at – cm (Nyhan et al., ), or an average of about 10 mBq/g compared to an average of about 18 mBq/g in the top 5 cm of Queen City Summit by: Thousands of gallon drums of the waste were stored outside in an unprotected earthen area called the pad storage area: 28 where they corroded and leaked radionuclides over years into the soil and water.

An estimated 5, gallons of plutonium-contaminated oil leached into the soil. “You have highly contaminated plutonium-laced soil that’s down deep that is going to eventually migrate to the surface and be blown into the region.

It’s a concern,” said Randall Weiner, a Boulder-based lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case. Throughout the s, the plant continued to enlarge and add buildings. The s also brought more contamination to the site. In3, barrels ( m 3) of plutonium-contaminated lubricants and solvents were stored on Pad A large number of them were found to be leaking, and low-level contaminated soil was becoming wind-borne from this on: Jefferson County, Colorado.

Monitoring the dispersal of contaminants by wildlife at nuclear weapons production and waste storage facilities Article (PDF Available) in The Environmentalist 17(4) December with.

Assuming the concentration of plutonium in the soil at Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge is picocuries (which is in line with most of the soil samples), CDPHE has calculated that "the estimated exposure to plutonium in surface soil in the area of windblown contamination by a refuge visitor is millirem [ mSv] for an adult and millirem.

The Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) has a large area of plutonium/americium surficial soil contamination that must be addressed under the RFETS environmental restoration program. The plutonium/americium was released to the environment as a result of leaking drums in the s and s, and was redistributed by high winds that Cited by: 1.

Excess plutonium in soil near the Nevada Test Site, USA Article (PDF Available) in Environmental Pollution (2) February with Reads How we measure 'reads'. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the average concentration of plutonium in surface soil from fallout ranges from to picocuries per gram.

T hey collected 19 samples from surface soil, plus 3 at a depth of 12 inches and 1 at a depth of 6 inches. Some of the samples showed plutonium levels similar to the findings from the s.

This report was discounted by state and federal officials for technical is not clear if these results are valid. One serious omission is the lack of a thorough evaluation of the soil sampling and analysis procedures used and another the faulty discussion of the /sup /Pu distribution with depth.

Results by other workers are quoted which it is claimed were omitted by Poet and Martell and which tend to refute their conclusion on the extent of the /sup The Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site is a government-owned contractor-operated facility that was part of the nationwide Nuclear Weapons Complex.

An accelerated response action (ARA) to remove radionuclide-contaminated soils (i.e. Hot Spots) was taken from an area known as Operable Unit Author: J. Ciocco, S. Grace. In its report, the GAO determined that “contaminants move around the site, and potentially off site, by surface-soil erosion, wind or surface water.” The DOE’s Rocky Flats fact sheet mentions areas where soil is contaminated with “low levels” of plutonium and americium, which could “affect surface water quality if the soils Author: Josh Schlossberg.

Radioactive contamination from the Rocky Flats Plant: | | ||| | One of four example estimates of the plutonium (Pu World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled.The City of Broomfield and the Woman Creek Reservoir Authority (WCRA), a political subdivision and public corporation of the State of Colorado, are opposed to a U.S.

Department of Energy (DOE) plan to breach a dam on a pond collecting surface water flowing from Rocky Flats, the former nuclear weapons facility site 10 miles south of : Josh Schlossberg.Journal Article: Plutonium release from the pad at Rocky Flats.