The Department of Energy has constructed a deep geologic repository for defense transuranic waste disposal.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, located in Southeastern New Mexico, is slated to receive transuranic waste by truck delivery beginning in 1998.
The Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) provides an independent evaluation of the impact on the health and environment in New Mexico of the WIPP project.
Since 1985, the EEG has operated a network of air monitoring sites around WIPP and in nearby communities.
The radionuclide concentration data from these air samples have been assembled into a useful baseline data base after resolution of a number of methodological and quality assurance issues.
Investigation thresholds for the principal radionuclides have been calculated from combined data collected from several sites.
These action levels will provide a critical quantitative basis for decisions of whether future airborne radionuclide measurements are attributable to accidental releases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nouveau Mexique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gestion déchet, Transuranien, Impact environnement, Radioprotection, Mesure concentration, Transport aérien, Choix site, Aérosol, Radioactivité air, Filtration air
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : New Mexico, United States, North America, America, Waste management, Transuranium element, Environment impact, Radioprotection, Concentration measurement, Air transportation, Site selection, Aerosols, Air radioactivity, Air filtration
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0176617
Code Inist : 001D16B05. Création : 21/05/1997.