Location

Seattle, WA

Start Date

1-1-1996 12:00 AM

Description

Within the DOE complex there are large quantities of radioactive and hazardous chemical waste that exist in a broad variety of forms, toxicity, and storage conditions. There are 3700 contaminated sites, with 500 facilities now surplus, and as many as 7000 expected to be declared surplus in the coming decades[1]. Most of these facilities will require cleanup of hazardous waste before decommissioning. Efficient, safe, cost-effective methods of characterization are needed to assist in the timely cleanup of these sites. Due to the hazardous nature of the contaminants, a nondestructive non-invasive technique is preferred for characterization and for monitoring the decontamination processes.

Volume

15A

Chapter

Chapter 1: Standard Techniques

Section

Radiography and Computed Tomography

Pages

465-472

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0383-1_59

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Heavy Metal Contamination Detection Using X-Rays

Seattle, WA

Within the DOE complex there are large quantities of radioactive and hazardous chemical waste that exist in a broad variety of forms, toxicity, and storage conditions. There are 3700 contaminated sites, with 500 facilities now surplus, and as many as 7000 expected to be declared surplus in the coming decades[1]. Most of these facilities will require cleanup of hazardous waste before decommissioning. Efficient, safe, cost-effective methods of characterization are needed to assist in the timely cleanup of these sites. Due to the hazardous nature of the contaminants, a nondestructive non-invasive technique is preferred for characterization and for monitoring the decontamination processes.