The Resource Department of Energy: Information on the Tritium Leak and Contractor Dismissal at the Brookhaven National Laboratory

Department of Energy: Information on the Tritium Leak and Contractor Dismissal at the Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Department of Energy: Information on the Tritium Leak and Contractor Dismissal at the Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Department of Energy: Information on the Tritium Leak and Contractor Dismissal at the Brookhaven National Laboratory
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eng
Summary
As requested, we reviewed the events surrounding the leak of the radioactive element tritium from a research reactor at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and the resulting termination of Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), as the laboratory's contractor. BNL is a federally funded research facility located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, that is owned by the Department of UUI is a not-for-profit corporation that has operated the laboratory since it was created in 1947. In January 1997, ground water samples taken by BNL Staff revealed concentrations of tritium that were twice the allowable federal drinking water standards -some samples taken later were 32 times the standard. The tritium was found to be leaking from the laboratory's High Flux Beam Reactor's spent-fuel pool into the aquifer that provides drinking water for nearby Suffolk County residents. In response to DOE'S investigation and other factors, we identified the events leading up to discovery of the tritium leak, evaluated why these events occurred, and determined the reasons used by the Secretary of Energy to terminate DOE'S contract with AUI
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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  • Water pollution
  • Radioactive contamination
  • Tritium
  • Research facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Sampling
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Radiation Pollution and Control
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Department of Energy: Information on the Tritium Leak and Contractor Dismissal at the Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Report to Committee on Science, US Congress
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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48 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227857525
  • (OCoLC)ocn227857525
Label
Department of Energy: Information on the Tritium Leak and Contractor Dismissal at the Brookhaven National Laboratory
Publication
Note
Report to Committee on Science, US Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
48 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227857525
  • (OCoLC)ocn227857525

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