Experienced Guidance on the Technical Issues of Decommissioning Projects
Written by one of the original MARSSIM authors, Decommissioning Health Physics: A Handbook for MARSSIM Users, Second Edition is the only book to incorporate all of the requisite technical aspects of planning and executing radiological surveys in support of decommissioning. Extensively revised and updated, it covers survey instrumentation, detection sensitivity, statistics, dose modeling, survey procedures, and release criteria.
New to the Second Edition
Implement the Surveys Effectively and Avoid Common Pitfalls
With more than 20 years of experience as a practitioner in the decommissioning survey field, author Eric W. Abelquist prepares you for the technical challenges associated with planning and executing MARSSIM surveys. He discusses the application of statistics for survey design and data reduction and addresses the selection of survey instrumentation and detection sensitivity. He presents final status survey
Introduction: Current Issues in Decommissioning and MARSSIM Overview. Decommissioning Project Overview and Regulatory Agency Interface. Characterization and the Data Quality Objectives Process (American National Standard N13.59). Guidelines and Dose-Based Release Criteria. Exposure Pathway Modeling—DCGLs and Hazard Assessments. Preliminary Survey Design Concerns and Application of DCGLs. Background Determination and Background Reference Areas. Survey Instrumentation Selection and Calibration. Detection Sensitivity—Static and Scan MDCs. Survey Procedures and Measurement Data Interpretation. Radiological Hot Spot Survey Considerations. Statistics and Hypothesis Testing. MARSSIM Final Status Survey Design and Strategies. MARSSIM Data Reduction. Clearance of Materials—MARSAME Process. Decommissioning Survey Applications at Various Facility Types. Final Status Survey Reports. Practical Applications of Statistics to Support Decommissioning Activities. International Decommissioning Perspectives. References. Solutions to Selected Questions and Problems. Appendices. Index.