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Whose Radioactivity Is This Anyway? Washington State’s Perspective on Environmental Compliance. Lynn Albin Washington State Department of Health June 24, 2002. Role of WA State With Respect to Environmental Monitoring. Ensure protection of public, worker health and the environment

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Whose radioactivity is this anyway washington state s perspective on environmental compliance

Whose Radioactivity Is This Anyway? Washington State’s Perspective on Environmental Compliance

Lynn Albin

Washington State Department of Health

June 24, 2002


Role of wa state with respect to environmental monitoring
Role of WA State With Respect to Environmental Monitoring Perspective on Environmental Compliance

  • Ensure protection of public, worker health and the environment

  • Determine if there are changing trends

  • Provide QA (oversite) of facility monitoring

  • Support Clean-up activities

  • Respond to Incidents


Media Sampled Perspective on Environmental Compliance

  • Air

  • Offsite Drinking Water

  • Fish

  • Milk

  • Food Crops

  • Soil, sediment

  • Surface waters

  • Ambient gamma


Usdoe hanford site
USDOE Hanford Site Perspective on Environmental Compliance

  • 1943 Selected as Pu production plant

  • 1945 3 reactors in full operation

  • Cold War era – 6 additional reactors built

  • 1986 Last reactor shut down

  • Present mission – Research, Clean-up


Special investigations
Special Investigations Perspective on Environmental Compliance

  • Contamination in storm drain, cooling tower sediment, spray ponds

  • Sanitary Sewer

  • USDOE site restoration


Data quality review
Data Quality Review Perspective on Environmental Compliance


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Data Quality Review Perspective on Environmental Compliance


Upcoming issues
Upcoming Issues Perspective on Environmental Compliance

  • USDOE Vitrification Plant

  • Dry Cask Storage

  • National Monument Status

  • Release from Lease for WNP 1,4


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