[ RadSafe ] Rad in Hawaii

Mccormick, Luke I luke.mccormick at dhs.gov
Wed Apr 4 14:21:08 CDT 2007

I wonder how they handle the rad waste problem? According to regulators,
the condensed out NORM in now TENORM so must be disposed of as Rad waste. I
remember the fiasco at El Centro well. 1.58 pCi/g (total, not above bkgd of
about 0.8 pCi/g) of Ra-226 in the sludge so it had to go to a rad waste
dispo facility. God forbid someone spill a bag of Brazil nuts at 14 pCi/g.

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Subject:    RE: [ RadSafe ] Rad in Hawaii
Author:     radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl
Date:       4/3/2007 10:13 AM

       Found this snippet. I was at this geothermal location.
       Impressive site to

       "The Hawaii geothermal area includes the Puna Geothermal
       Venture, which is
       located about 21 miles south of Hilo on the Big Island of
       Hawaii. The
       facility is situated along the Lower East Rift Zone of the
       Kilauea Volcano.
       At the Puna Geothermal Venture, geothermal fluid is brought to
       the surface
       through production wells, which tap into the resource at a
       depth of almost a
       mile. The steam, along with its non-condensable gases, is
       routed to the
       power plant and used to produce electricity for the Big Island
       of Hawaii."

       Here is a  reference:


       Sandy Perle
       Senior Vice President, Technical Operations
       Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc.
       2652 McGaw Avenue
       Irvine, CA 92614

       Tel: (949) 296-2306 / (888) 437-1714 Extension 2306
       Tel: (949) 419-1000 Extension 2306
       Fax:(949) 296-1144

       Global Dosimetry Website: http://www.dosimetry.com/
       Personal Website: http://sandy-travels.com/

       But I would think that Hawaii has geothermal potential
       comparable to
       Iceland, no ?


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