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Center for Biological Monitoring
An Information Resource for Chemical Fallout Issues..
With a special interest in the nuclide inventories of the Maine Yankee Atomic
C.B.M. was established in 1974 as Maine Radscan and is located in Hulls Cove,
Maine (Box 144, 04644; phone 288-5126; fax (207) 288-2725; e-mail
sbrack at post.acadia.net). The primary focus of CBM is on chemical fallout
issues, including the biogeochemical cycles of biologically significant
radionuclides and data bases of their presence in the environment.
The Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station in Wiscassett, Maine, is the most
significant regional source point of man-made radionuclides in Maine and has
special object of study for several decades. Publications of the Center for
1. Brack, H. G., ed. Radscan: Information Sampler on Long-lived Radionuclide.
Cove, ME: Pennywheel Press, 1984 (out of print, available through interlibrary
2. Center for Biological Monitoring. A Review of Radiological Surveillance
Waste Effluents in Marine Pathways at the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company at
Wiscasset, Maine--- 1970-1984: An Annotated Bibliography. Hulls Cove, ME:
Pennywheel Press, 1986.
3. Brack, H. G. Legacy for Our Children: The Unfunded Costs of Decommissioning
Maine Yankee Power Station, Hulls Cove, ME: Pennywheel Press, 1993.
4. Center for Biological Monitoring. "The Failure to Fund Nuclear Waste
Disposal at the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station: A Commentary on Violations
the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act and the General Requirements of the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission for Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities", prepared for
of Attorney General, Augusta, Maine, 1994.
5. Center for Biological Monitoring. "Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company
Noncompliance Update", prepared for United States Department of Justice, 1994.
6. Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company: A Summary of Safety Concerns.
Generator Resleeving Project 1995. Re: September 14, 1995 Maine Yankee-NRC
Meeting Steam Generator Sleeving Update
The Center for Biological Monitoring is especially interested in locating,
preferably in hard copy, any of the following general categories of nuclear
waste data. Please note our publications contain an extensive list of
information sources about nuclear waste generation. Our current emphasis is on
site specific surveys other than the yearly environmental and waste effluent
reports required by the NRC. We are looking for the following data:
· Aerial radiometric surveys, any location or facility
· Aerial radiometric surveys in the vicinity of the following major
Savannah River Facility, Hanford Reservation (WA), Oak Ridge Laboratory (TN),
Idaho National Laboratory, any other U.S. point source
· Terrestrial radiometric surveys: any location, Chernobyl-related, any
civilian nuclear power station, any federal source point, any foreign source
· Sediment profiles of reactor-derived nuclides in areas subject to
contamination by the liquid effluents from any nuclear power station or
facility (federal or foreign)
· Any Maine Yankee aerial radiometric survey, terrestrial radiometric
survey, or sediment profiles of reactor-derived nuclides, except semi-annual
waste effluent reports or annual environmental reports required by the NRC
If you have any interesting information related to the above, please contact
us by e-mail and/or mail us hard copy. We will reimburse mailing expenses.
1. Data not available to the general public about the decommissioning of
Yankee Atomic Power Station. Most of this information is available in hard
Legacy for Our Children. This report contains the nuclide inventory of the
vessel at two years cooling as well as a specimen aerial radiometric survey
Maine Yankee), 125 pages, including a useful bibliography.
2. The noncompliance of Maine Yankee with federal regulations. Please
request publications #4 and #5.
3. Information on Maine Yankee as a defacto high level waste site,
including inventories of Maine Yankee radionuclides. Please request
4. A variety of other broadsides and information sheets available by
e-mail or snail mail, including the FDA secret report on Chernobyl-derived
radiocesium in the imported food basket (1986-88) and data on current levels
of radiocesium in New England hardwoods, etc.
For information on obtaining the above, contact us at the above address.
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