Project 18: Field Demonstration Project for the Application of Non Destructive Analyses for Cost Effective, Real-time Remediation of Surface Water, Sediment, and Soil at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Kentucky
Dr. John A Volpe, Technical Consultant, Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment
The KRCEE will utilize approaches developed by USEPA, DOE and DOE national laboratories to demonstrate the effectiveness of real-time assessment and cleanup of outfalls, ditches, and soils at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion (PGDP). KRCEE will develop a demonstration project that applies real-time sampling, real-time analysis, and real-time cleanup of a section Outfall 011. KRCEE will develop sampling and analysis plans and quality assurance project plans that ensure the production of the highest quality data to support project efforts.
KRCEE will utilize Non-Destructive Analyses (NDAs) to characterize, cleanup and demonstrate achievement of cleanup levels. The project will demonstrate that utilization of appropriate radiation survey instruments, in situ gamma spectroscopy for radionuclides, head space measurement/in-field electron capture gas chromatography for volatile organics, and XRF technology for metals. The project will demonstrate that these methods can provide an effective and cost-efficient mechanism for remediation of outfalls, ditches, and soils at the PGDP. KRCEE proposal will utilize procedures similar to those developed through Argonne National Laboratories' Adaptive Sampling Program and EPA's TRIAD Program that have been demonstrated to be effective in accelerating cleanup and reducing costs.Utilization of quantitative NDA's will be shown to expedite and provide cost benefits for the accelerated cleanup of the Surface Water Operable Unit (SWOU) at PGDP. The application of NDAs and the use of NDA data for DOE projects is discussed in "ISOCS for Free Release" OST Reference 2098, in "Accelerated Site Technology Deployment Cost and Performance Report" BNL-52607-01/04-Rev at , and in "In-Situ Object Counting System NTS Deployment" on the web.
1. Quarterly progress reports.
2. Project progress presentation at quarterly meetings.
3. Production of QAPP, SAP, and Workplan to fully disclose the nature of the real-time NDA remedial effort.
4. Production of a final report summarizing the results of the real-time NDA remedial effort that emphasizes cost and time effectiveness of the method and it’s appropriateness for widespread application at the PGDP.
Dr. John A. Volpe, Technical Consultant, KRCEE, University of Kentucky
Steve Hampson, Assistant Director, KRCEE, University of Kentucky
Dr. D. Joseph Hagerty, Professor, University of Louisville, College of Engineering
Dr. Mike Kemp, Professor, Murray State University
Dr. Richard A. Warner, Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Agricultural Engineering
KRCEE is a collaborative effort of Kentucky universities and is administered by the University of Kentucky.