Background information on sources of low-level radionuclide emissions to air [report]

C.D. Corbit, W.N. Herrington, D.P. Higby, L.A. Stout, J.P. Corley
1983 unpublished
The Office of Radiation Programs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has requested that the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL)(a) provide background information on various source categories of radionuclide emissions to the atmosphere. This report provides a general description and reported emissions for eight low-level radioactive source categories, including facilities that are licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and AgreemE!nt States, and non-Department of Energy
more » ... epartment of Energy (DOE) federal facilities. (b) The eight categories of low-level radioactive source facilities covered by this report are: research and test reactors, accelerators, the radiopharmaceutical industry, source manufacturers, medical facilities, laboratories, naval shipyards, and low-level commercial waste disposal sites. Under each category five elements are addressed: a general description, a facility and process description, the emission control systems, a site description, and the radionuclides released to air (from routine operations). (a) Pacif~ic Northwest Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Battelle Memorial Institute. (b) Accelerators are exempt from licensing, and are in some cases used to generate radionuclides for use by other source categories.
doi:10.2172/5555387 fatcat:tfh6jfromvgb5gt57ykxty42ge