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ISCORS: Assessment of Radioactivity in Sewage Sludge: Radiological Survey Results and Analysis.


NUREG1775

Publication Date 2003
Page Count 228
Abstract From 1998 to 2000, through the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a joint survey (hereafter referred to as the ISCORS sewer survey) to collect information on radioactivity in sewage sludge and ash from sewage treatment plants referred to in the industry as publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). The objectives of the survey were to (1) obtain national estimates of high-probability occurrences of elevated levels of radioactive materials in sludge and ash at POTWs, (2) estimate how much radioactive contamination comes from NRC and Agreement State licensees and how much from naturally occurring radioactivity, and (3) support rulemaking decisions by NRC and EPA.
Keywords
  • Radioactivity
  • Sewage sludge
  • Standards
  • Radiation protection
  • Assessments
  • Public health
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Interagency Steering Committee
  • Radiological surveys
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Corporate Authors Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC., Department of Energy, Washington, DC. and Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200406
ISCORS: Assessment of Radioactivity in Sewage Sludge: Radiological Survey Results and Analysis.
ISCORS: Assessment of Radioactivity in Sewage Sludge: Radiological Survey Results and Analysis.
NUREG1775

  • Radioactivity
  • Sewage sludge
  • Standards
  • Radiation protection
  • Assessments
  • Public health
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Interagency Steering Committee
  • Radiological surveys
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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