Administrative Limits for Tritium Concentrations Found in Non-Potable Groundwater at Nuclear Power Facilities
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13


Presented at:
33rd Annual CNS Conference
2012 June 10-13
Location:
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
Environment & Waste Management

Authors:
Rina Parker (EcoMetrix Incorporated)
Donald Hart (EcoMetrix Incorporated)
Cecile Willert (EcoMetrix Incorporated)
  

Abstract

Currently, there is a regulatory limit available for tritium in drinking water, but no such limit for non-potable groundwater. Voluntary administrative limits for site groundwater may be established at nuclear facilities to ensure minimal risk to human health and the environment, and provide guidance for investigation or other actions intended to prevent exceedances of future regulatory or guideline limits. This work presents a streamlined approach for nuclear facilities to develop tiered administrative limits for tritium in groundwater so that facilities can identify abnormal/uncontrolled releases of tritium at an early stage, and take appropriate actions to investigate, control, and protect groundwater.

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