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Carbon-14 bioassay for decommissioning of hanford reactors.
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PMID:  22469998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: The production reactors at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site used large graphite piles as the moderator. As part of long-term decommissioning plans, the potential need for C radiobioassay of workers was identified. Technical issues associated with C bioassay and worker monitoring were investigated, including anticipated graphite characterization, potential intake scenarios, and the bioassay capabilities that may be required to support the decommissioning of the graphite piles. A combination of urine and feces sampling would likely be required for the absorption type S C anticipated to be encountered. However, the concentrations in the graphite piles appear to be sufficiently low that dosimetrically significant intakes of C are not credible, thus rendering moot the need for such bioassay.
Eugene H Carbaugh; David J Watson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  102 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S38-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.
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