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2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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The DRUM program: Cataloging America’s abandoned uranium mines
Based on a review of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) records and available data from numerous agencies, there are an estimated 4,225 mines across the country that provided uranium ore to the U.S. government for defense-related purposes between 1947 and 1970. To aid in the cleanup of these legacy uranium mines and establish a record of their locations and current conditions, the Defense-Related Uranium Mines (DRUM) program was established within the Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management (LM).
Technical Session|Sponsored by Detection & Measurement
Friday, April 15, 2022|8:00–9:30AM CDT|Honors Room
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Characterization of Scintillators for Portable Radiation Detection
Gabriel Stevens (US Naval Academy), Brian Jenkins (US Naval Academy), Deborah Mechtel (US Naval Academy), Hatem ElBidweihy (US Naval Academy)
Determining Ship Effect Background Radiation in the Underhull Environment
Nicholas Kennedy (USNA), Matthew D. Schell (U.S. Navy), Marshall Millett (US Naval Academy)
In-House Methods for Calibrating Neutron Sources Utilizing Capture Gamma Detections
Sara Perkins (US Naval Academy)
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