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  1. Risks due to groundwater contamination at a plutonium processing facility.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Inernational Clean Water Conference. La Jolla, California USA, 1995/11/28.

    The specter of contaminated groundwater looms over industrialized, suburban, and rural areas.

    The sources of groundwater contamination are many and the contaminants numerous.

    Historical waste disposal practices pose the greatest threat to groundwater in the United States.

    Common solvents such as trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethane, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride have been found in widespread areas.

    For this study, a risk assessment is performed using a multimedia environmental transport model to estimate public risk from a contaminated groundwater plume.

    From 1955 to 1973, a crib above the groundwater plume was used for the disposal of plutonium processing waste.

    The plume contains chemical and radioactive wastes that could pose a health threat to people living in the vicinity of the site.

    Remedial designs are selected for remediating the different contaminants in the groundwater plume through a multiple phase treatment process.

    This study evaluates :

    Baseline health risks to the public, health risk reduction to the public as a result of the remedial activities, health risk to the workers directly involved in cleaning up the site, and costs associated with each remedial activity.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution eau, Eau souterraine, Panache, Analyse risque, Restauration milieu, Pollution chimique, Déchet radioactif, Modélisation, Plutonium

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Water pollution, Ground water, Plume, Risk analysis, Ecological recovery, Chemical pollution, Radioactive waste, Modeling, Plutonium

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0374012

    Code Inist : 001D16A04B. Création : 10/04/1997.