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  • DOH 320-053

    Environmental Radiation Monitoring and Assessment Program

    Hanford Environmental Radiation Oversight Program

    2009 Data Summary Report December 2010

    Division of Environmental Health

  • Environmental Radiation Monitoring and Assessment Program

    Hanford Environmental Radiation

    Oversight Program 2009 Data Summary Report

    December 2010

    For more information or additional copies of this report, contact:

    Environmental Sciences Section Office of Radiation Protection Department of Health 309 Bradley Blvd., Suite 201 Richland WA 99357 509-946-0564 FAX: 509-946-0876 Mary Selecky Secretary of Health

    Scott Van Verst Office of Radiation Protection

    DOH 320-053

  • Acknowledgements

    Activities in the Hanford Environmental Radiation Oversight Program include sample schedule development, sample collection, radiochemical sample analyses, data entry, data review, data analysis, writing the annual report, technical review of the annual report, document preparation, database management, and overall program management. The Office of Radiation Protection and Public Health Laboratory staff that contribute to this program are: Office of Radiation Protection

    Terry Frazee, Office Director Mike Priddy, Manager, Environmental Sciences Section Lynn Albin Mike Brennan Kristin Felix Eileen Kramer Debra McBaugh Bob Ruben Kristen Schwab Scott Van Verst Public Health Laboratory

    Romesh Gautom, Director, Public Health Laboratories Blaine Rhodes, Director, Public Health Laboratories Environmental Laboratory Sciences Bud Taylor, Supervisor, Environmental and Radiation Sciences Cate Franklin Rich Hinderer David Ikeda Karin Kerr Steve Officer Josephine Pompey John Raney Aileen Rice David Robbins Ruth Siew Magdalena Skrzypkowski Hung Tran

  • Contents

    Acronyms ............................................................................................................................ 1 Summary ............................................................................................................................. 2 1. Introduction ........................................................................................................... 4 2. The Hanford Environmental Radiation Oversight Program Description ...... 5

    2.1 Laboratory Qualifications ........................................................................ 5 2.2 Interpretation of Results ........................................................................... 6 2.2.1 Uncertainty in Radioactivity Measurements ............................................ 6 2.2.2 Detection Limits....................................................................................... 6 2.2.3 Background and Negative Results ........................................................... 7 2.2.4 Techniques for Comparison of DOH and DOE Contractor Data ............ 7 2.2.4.1 Qualitative Comparisons .......................................................................... 8 2.2.4.2 Regression Analysis and Scatter Plots ..................................................... 8 2.2.5 Comparison of Current DOH Results to Historical Results .................... 9 2.2.6 Gamma Analysis ...................................................................................... 9

    3. Environmental Monitoring Results ................................................................... 10

    3.1 Ambient Air Monitoring ........................................................................ 11 3.1.1 Purpose and General Discussion ............................................................ 11 3.1.2 Sample Types and Monitoring Locations .............................................. 11 3.1.3 Monitoring Procedures........................................................................... 12 3.1.4 Comparison of DOH and DOE Contractor Data ................................... 13 3.1.5 Other Discussion .................................................................................... 17 3.2 Groundwater, Riverbank Seep, and Surface Water Monitoring ............ 27 3.2.1 Purpose and General Discussion ............................................................ 27 3.2.2 Sample Types and Monitoring Locations .............................................. 28 3.2.3 Monitoring Procedures........................................................................... 30 3.2.4 Comparison of DOH and DOE Contractor Data ................................... 31 3.2.5 Other Discussion .................................................................................... 33 3.3 External Gamma Radiation Monitoring................................................. 42 3.3.1 Purpose and General Discussion ............................................................ 42 3.3.2 Sample Types and Monitoring Locations .............................................. 42 3.3.3 Monitoring Procedures........................................................................... 43 3.3.4 Comparison of DOH and DOE Contractor Data ................................... 43 3.3.5 Other Discussion .................................................................................... 44 3.4 Soil and Sediment Monitoring ............................................................... 49 3.4.1 Purpose and General Discussion ............................................................ 49 3.4.2 Sample Types and Monitoring Locations .............................................. 49

  • 3.4.3 Monitoring Procedures........................................................................... 50 3.4.4 Comparison of DOH and DOE Contractor Data ................................... 50 3.4.5 Other Discussion .................................................................................... 52 3.5 Farm Products Monitoring ..................................................................... 57 3.5.1 Purpose and General Discussion ............................................................ 57 3.5.2 Sample Types and Monitoring Locations .............................................. 57 3.5.3 Monitoring Procedures........................................................................... 57 3.5.4 Comparison of DOH and DOE Contractor Data ................................... 58 3.5.5 Other Discussion .................................................................................... 59 3.6 Fish and Wildlife Monitoring ................................................................ 61 3.6.1 Purpose and General Discussion ............................................................ 61 3.6.2 Sample Types and Monitoring Locations .............................................. 61 3.6.3 Monitoring Procedures........................................................................... 61 3.6.4 Comparison of DOH and DOE Contractor Data ................................... 62 3.6.5 Other Discussion .................................................................................... 62 3.7 Vegetation Monitoring ........................................................................... 64 3.7.1 Purpose and General Discussion ............................................................ 64 3.7.2 Sample Types and Monitoring Locations .............................................. 64 3.7.3 Monitoring Procedures........................................................................... 64 3.7.4 Comparison of DOH and DOE Contractor Data ................................... 64 3.7.5 Other Discussion .................................................................................... 65

    4. Summary of Discrepancies Between DOH and DOE Contractor Results ..... 68 Appendix A - Radiation Tutorial ...................................................................................... 71 Appendix B - Laboratory a priori Lower Limits of Detection.......................................... 74 Appendix C - Glossary of Terms ...................................................................................... 82 Appendix D - List of Analytes .......................................................................................... 87

    Figures

    Figure 3.1.1 Collocated Air Monitoring Locations ....................................................... 18 Figure 3.1.2 DOH and PNNL Gross Alpha Concentrations in Air at .............................. Battelle Complex ...................................................................................... 19 Figure 3.1.3 DOH and PNNL Scatter Plot for Historical Gross Alpha Concentrations ... in Air ........................................................................................................ 19 Figure 3.1.4 DOH and PNNL Gross Beta Concentrations in Air at Wye Barricade .... 20 Figure 3.1.5 DOH and PNNL Scatter Plot for Historical Gross Beta Concentrations ...... in Air ......................................................................................................... 20 Figure 3.1.6 DOH and PNNL H-3 Concentrations in Air ............................................. 21 Figure 3.1.7 DOH and PNNL Scatter Plot for Historical H-3 Concentrations in Air ... 21 Figure 3.1.8 DOH and MSA Gross Alpha Concentrations in Air at 100K East Basin . 22 Figure 3.1.9 DOH and MSA Scatter Plot for Historical Gross Alpha Concentrations .... in Air .........................................................................................................