STP698

    Confirmatory Measurements of Radionuclide Concentrations in Power Reactor Effluents

    Published: Jan 1980


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    Abstract

    The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) conducts a radioactive waste system inspection program with nuclear power facility licensees. The confirmatory measurements portion of the program consists of a test of the licensee's measurements of radioactivity in actual or simulated plant effluent samples (liquid, off-gas, participate filter, and charcoal adsorber), comparing the licensee's measurements with those of the NRC reference laboratory.

    The NRC has developed a computer data analysis system (CDAS) which performs comparisons of the analytical results of the licensee and NRC reference laboratory and which provides statistical analyses of licensee performance. Licensee ability to adequately identify and quantify radionuclides in plant effluents is thereby documented. Comparison of these analytical results is the basis for the NRC Confirmatory Measurement Inspection Program.

    Keywords:

    confirmatory measurements, radionuclides, effluents, radiation, radioactive waste, environments, technical specifications, measuring, instrumentation, radiochemistry


    Author Information:

    Gibson, GT
    Radiation specialist, Region II, and chief, Materials Radiological Protection Section 2, Region III, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Glen Ellyn, Ill

    Pagliaro, JA
    Radiation specialist, Region II, and chief, Materials Radiological Protection Section 2, Region III, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Glen Ellyn, Ill


    Paper ID: STP35108S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35108S


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