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Remediation, Decommissioning, & Outage Support

Remediation, Decommissioning, & Outage Support

Remediation, Decommissioning, & Outage Support

SC&A has provided remediation and decommissioning support for projects as small as the decontamination of a pig trap to remediation projects as large as 400 acres. Our health physicists, hydrogeologists, geochemists, radiochemists, GIS specialists, risk assessment specialists, engineers, and community relations specialists provide the full range of remediation and decommissioning services, including:

  • Outage support involving equipment and facilities contaminated with NORM/TENORM
  • Designing and implementing all elements of site characterization and remediation in accordance with MARSSIM and MARSAME protocols
  • Planning, scoping, and designing characterization, remediation support, and final status surveys for industrial sites
  • Historical site assessments
  • Quality assurance/quality control in data acquisition and analysis
  • Conducting surveys
  • Implementing EPA- and state-approved laboratory methods and instrumentation and interfacing with radiation laboratories
  • Developing remediation management plans, manuals, and training
  • Testing statistical hypothesis and interpreting statistical data
  • Documentation and defense

Sample Projects

  • For Williams Olifens, our experts provided radiological outage support for emergency repairs to a facility in Louisiana.
  • For the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, and Department of Defense, 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 EPA, SC&A supported the development of the agency’s Hazard Ranking System (HRS) protocol.
  • For the Office of the Public Advocate for the Republic of the Marshall Islands, SC&A compiled and evaluated radiological data on residual contamination from weapons testing, evaluated Marshall Islanders’ past and current radiation exposures and associated health risks, and identified cost-effective strategies for remediating contaminated atolls to acceptable levels.
  • For a federal contractor, SC&A developed remediation and site closure techniques for the Western New York Nuclear Service Center and West Valley Demonstration Project.
  • For EPA, SC&A developed soil-washing equipment for the treatment of metals (in particular, radionuclides) in contaminated soils.
  • For EPA, SC&A conducted the 5-year review and expert panel process for the Shattuck radwaste site under the Superfund program.
  • For private clients, SC&A has characterized industrial sites in Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, and nationwide.

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