How ORISE is Making a Difference
Survey Project Summaries
Project summaries listed below related to our survey 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 Acrobat Reader, which is available free on the Adobe Support Site.
To support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in reducing the number of high-risk facilities located throughout the Oak Ridge Reservation, ORISE performed radiological and chemical characterization surveys and sampling of 34 structures at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORISE provided its expertise in characterization surveys to the development of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N13.59, also known as “Characterization in Support of Decommissioning Using the Data Quality Objectives Process.”
ORISE health physics experts performed independent reviews and data validation for the Nondestructive Assay Program (NDA) at the K-25 site.
ORISE performed independent verification surveys of numerous process buildings, support facilities and hundreds of acres of open-land areas to facilitate the closure of four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites in Ohio.
ORISE Performs Verification Surveys on More Than 4.9 Million Square Feet of Facilities at East Tennessee Technology Park (pdf)
ORISE's efforts helped to confirm that the cleanup contractor's data quality objectives and reporting met strict release criteria at the World War II-era gaseous diffusion plant.
The Defense National Stockpile Center turned to ORISE for health physics and radiological survey support for the Curtis Bay Depot decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) project.
ORISE Conducts Independent Confirmatory Surveys at Three Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reactor Sites (pdf)
ORISE provided field data reviews and generated independent radiological data for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which used this information to evaluate the adequacy and accuracy of the licensee's procedures and final status survey results.
ORISE Partners with Argonne National Lab to Maintain Decontamination and Decommissioning Science Consortium Web Site (pdf)
ORISE supports the DDSC Web site, which provides a launching point for the growing number of regulators and professionals newly assigned to the complex field of decommissioning.
ORISE's staff of qualified radiation safety professionals were instrumental in the verification of the Rocky Flats site, once considered the most contaminated nuclear facility in the United States.