Health Physics Project Summaries
Project summaries listed below related to our health physics projects are branded by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education’s (ORISE) managing contractor, Oak Ridge Associated Universities. To view these files, you will need the Adobe Reader, which is available free on the Adobe Web site.
ORISE Performs Beryllium Contamination Assessment for Building 9201-2 at Y-12 National Security Complex (PDF)
ORISE assessed Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) compliance with 10 CFR 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program (CBDPP), at Building 9201-2, which is managed by ORNL and located at DOE’s Y-12 National Security Complex.
ORISE provided technical assistance to the NRC with revisions to regulatory guides included in phase three of its Regulatory Guide Update Program.
Version 1.1 is now available to facilitate the use of MARSSIM and guide users into making informed decisions in designing final status radiological surveys.
ORISE Develops Derived Concentration Guideline Levels (DCGLs) for Defense National Stockpile Center (PDF)
ORISE developed cleanup levels for soil and surface contamination, called DCGLs, that satisfied the NRC’s dose-based release requirements for license termination at the DNSC’s Curtis Bay (Md.) and Hammond (Ind.) Depots.
ORISE’s experts looked at the effectiveness of the In Situ Object Counting System (ISOCS) in achieving stated data quality objectives to support releasing facility excavations and open land areas.
ORISE prepared three technical evaluation reports in support of licensing reviews for the decommissioning of research and test reactors. These reviews verified that all applicable license requirements were appropriately implemented during decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) activities.
ORISE performed dose modeling to determine whether proposed regulations on radium timepieces would adequately protect the public from any associated health and safety risks.
Through Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the managing contractor of ORISE, special emphasis training has been conducted worldwide to support homeland security and international radiological threat reduction.
ORISE’s health physicists worked to determine how and why officials at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station and the state recorded conflicting radiation measurements at the plant’s fence line.
ORISE Helps to Put Surplus Radiological Detection Equipment in Emergency Responders Hands Nationwide (PDF)
Through the cooperative efforts of the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse (HDER) Program, ORISE employees have been instrumental in getting DOE’s surplus radiation detection equipment assembled, evaluated and delivered to first responders across the nation.
ORISE was a key player in the development of a standard for training law enforcement, private sector security personnel, members of the U.S. Postal Service, and private shippers in radiation detection and related equipment.