Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Nuclear Engineering

Major Professor

James E. Turner

Committee Members

Peter Groer, Larry F. Miller


This document describes the plan that was developed and is being carried out at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant to provide data needed for radiological characterization of the site in anticipation of new posting regulations provided in Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 835, as codified from Volume 58, Number 238 of the Federal Register. The characterization plan addresses the entire site in terms of three categories: 1) Outdoor paved surfaces, 2) buildings, and 3) outdoor non-paved surfaces. Instruments chosen for use in this project are described, as well as survey techniques and the data management scheme. A quantitative assessment of the effectiveness and adequacy of the survey plan for paved surfaces is also provided.

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