Active Standard ASTM E1819 | Developed by Subcommittee: E10.03
Book of Standards Volume: 12.02
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Significance and Use
Use of this guide will ensure that the potential impact on the surrounding environment from planned decommissioning activities has been properly assessed.
Use of this guide will ensure that the adequacy of environmental sampling has been assessed for location, frequency, analytical techniques, and media type to monitor the environment and to detect site-related releases and their impact.
1.1 This guide covers the development or assessment of environmental monitoring plans for decommissioning nuclear facilities. This guide addresses: (1) development of an environmental baseline prior to commencement of decommissioning activities; (2) determination of release paths from site activities and their associated exposure pathways in the environment; and (3) selection of appropriate sampling locations and media to ensure that all exposure pathways in the environment are monitored appropriately. This guide also addresses the interfaces between the environmental monitoring plan and other planning documents for site decommissioning, such as radiation protection, site characterization, and waste management plans, and federal, state, and local environmental protection laws and guidance. This guide is applicable up to the point of completing D&D activities and the reuse of the facility or area for other purposes.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E666 Practice for Calculating Absorbed Dose From Gamma or X Radiation
E668 Practice for Application of Thermoluminescence-Dosimetry (TLD) Systems for Determining Absorbed Dose in Radiation-Hardness Testing of Electronic Devices
E1167 Guide for Radiation Protection Program for Decommissioning Operations
E1281 Guide for Nuclear Facility Decommissioning Plans
ISO/ASTM 51707 Guide for Estimating Uncertainties in Dosimetry for Radiation Processing
ANSI StandardsANSI N 13.1 Guide to Sampling Airborne Radioactive Materials in Nuclear Facilities
ICS Number Code 17.240 (Radiation measurements); 27.120.20 (Nuclear power plants. Safety)