NORM/TENORM Surveys, Assessments, & Facility Audits
SC&A has provided radiological surveys, assessments, and facility audits since our
founding in 1981 for government and private industries worldwide. Our regulatory
compliance experts pride themselves on maintaining current expertise in State-specific
and federal NORM/TENORM regulations and are routinely called upon by private industry
to perform compliance audits.
- SC&A provided primary technical support in the development of the
Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) and
the Multi-Agency Radiological Laboratory Analytical Protocols Manual (MARLAP)
for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Department of Energy, and Department of Defense.
- SC&A characterized over 100 acres of a New Jersey site contaminated with
residual radioactivity from ilmenite ore using total gamma scanning techniques for
surface profiling and downhole logging for vertical profiling. Surface measurements
were correlated to GPS coordinates, and contoured profile maps showing areas of
elevated radioactivity were generated.
- SC&A was contracted by BBL Environmental Services to design, implement,
and assess the results of a final status survey for a parcel of land in Hopewell,
New Jersey. This work involved reviewing existing data characterizing radioactivity
concentrations and designing, implementing, and assessing data collection activities
to support risk assessments, waste classification, and potential release of the site
from radiological controls.
- For the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SC&A inspects, characterizes,
and approves all transuranic wastes from U.S. Department of Energy sites for placement
in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
- For corporate, nonprofit, and government clients worldwide, SC&A conducts recycling
and waste facility reviews of manufacturers, medical waste facilities, municipal solid
waste landfills, fuel-blending facilities, scrap processing and recycling plants,
waste-to-energy facilities, and oilfield waste transfer stations.