Sites in the United States contaminated with radioactivity.


Over the century that radioactive materials have been mined, processed, produced, and utilized, many sites across the United States have become contaminated. Such sites include bases and installations of the Department of Defense, weapons production and research facilities of the Department of Energy, properties under the authority of other Federal agencies, privately-owned and governmental facilities that are licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its Agreement States, and sites licensed by or the responsibility of states. This review reports on aspects of work by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and others to identify sites contaminated with radioactive materials. It also describes the principal programs that have been instituted to deal with them.

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@article{Wolbarst1999SitesIT, title={Sites in the United States contaminated with radioactivity.}, author={Anthony B Wolbarst and Pia Blom and Dr . Wai - Kwong Chan and Robert Cherry and M Doehnert and D Fauver and Heather Hull and John Mackinney and John C. Mauro and Aimee C. Richardson and Leopoldo Cendejas Zaragoza}, journal={Health physics}, year={1999}, volume={77 3}, pages={247-60} }