Screening Assessment of Potential Human-Health Risk from Future Natural-Gas Drilling Near Project Rulison in Western Colorado [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2012.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Additional Creators:
- University of Nevada System. Desert Research Institute, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Project Rulison underground nuclear test was conducted in 1969 at a depth of 8,400 ft in the Williams Fork Formation of the Piceance Basin, west-central Colorado (Figure 1). The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) is the steward of the site. Their management is guided by data collected from past site investigations and current monitoring, and by the results of calculations of expected behavior of contaminants remaining in the deep subsurface. The purpose of this screening risk assessment is to evaluate possible health risks from current and future exposure to Rulison contaminants so the information can be factored into LM's stewardship decisions. For example, these risk assessment results can inform decisions regarding institutional controls at the site and appropriate monitoring of nearby natural-gas extraction activities. Specifically, the screening risk analysis can provide guidance for setting appropriate action levels for contaminant monitoring to ensure protection of human health.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:pub. 45237 doe/nv/26383-23 lms/rul/s08087
pub. 45237 doe/nv/26383-23 lms/rul/s08087
- Other Subject(s):
- Natural Gas
- Risk Assessment
- The Project Rulison Underground Nuclear Test Was Conducted In 1969 At A Depth Of 8,400 Ft In The Williams Fork Formation Of The Piceance Basin, West-Central Colorado (Figure 1). The U.S. Department Of Energy Office Of Legacy Management (Lm) Is The Steward Of The Site. Their Management Is Guided By Data Collected From Past Site Investigations And Current Monitoring, And By The Results Of Calculations Of Expected Behavior Of Contaminants Remaining In The Deep Subsurface. The Purpose Of This Screening Risk Assessment Is To Evaluate Possible Health Risks From Current And Future Exposure To Rulison Contaminants So The Information Can Be Factored Into Lm’S Stewardship Decisions. For Example, These Risk Assessment Results Can Inform Decisions Regarding Institutional Controls At The Site And Appropriate Monitoring Of Nearby Natural-Gas Extraction Activities. Specifically, The Screening Risk Analysis Can Provide Guidance For Setting Appropriate Action Levels For Contaminant Monitoring To Ensure Protection Of Human Health
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Daniels Jeffrey I.,Chapman Jenny B.
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