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Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Study period:
Not given
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Published data
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Reason / purpose:
reference to same study
Reason / purpose:
reference to other study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Characterization of Organics in Leachates from Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Sites
Author:
Francis, A.J., Iden, C.R., Nine, B.J., Chang, C.K.
Year:
1980
Bibliographic source:
Nuclear Technology Vol. 50 Pg. 158-163

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Not relevant
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of study / information:
Characterization of organics (including tributyl phosphate)in Leachates from Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Sites

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
- Name of test material (as cited in study report): tributyl phosphate

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

Tributyl phosphate was identified in trench leachates from the West Valley and Maxey Flats sites. 0.16 mg/L of Tributyl phosphate was found in trench 19 in the Maxey Flats trench leachate samples. Whereas, Tributyl phosphate was found in trench 3, 5 and 8 in the West valley trench leachate samples with a concentration of 0.35, 0.76 and 0.86 mg/l respectively.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
Tributyl phosphate was found to leach from the radioactive waste disposal sites and enter the trench leachate samples.
Executive summary:

Several trench leachate samples collected from commercially operated low-level radioactive waste disposal sites at Maxey Flats, Kentucky and at West valley, New York were analysed for organic constituents including Tributyl phosphate. These were analysed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.

Tributyl phosphate was identified in trench leachates from the West Valley and Maxey Flats sites. 0.16 mg/L of Tributyl phosphate was found in trench 19 in the Maxey Flats trench leachate samples. Whereas, Tributyl phosphate was found in trench 3, 5 and 8 in the West valley trench leachate samples with a concentration of 0.35, 0.76 and 0.86 mg/l respectively.