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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 590. Waterworks Regulations
6/25/2024

12VAC5-590-975. Removal of radionuclides.

A. Processes for the removal of radionuclides specified as BAT are identified in 40 CFR 141.66. The specific process and equipment proposed for removal of radionuclides shall to the satisfaction of the department have a demonstrated history of successful performance with similar water quality characteristics and performance requirements. Otherwise, the procedures of 12VAC5-590-290 shall apply.

B. When manganese greensand filter systems are utilized, the design shall meet the requirements of 12VAC5-590-920 B. In addition, a chemical contact tank with a minimum detention time of 30 minutes shall be provided. Laboratory or pilot studies may be required to demonstrate compliance with the radium standard when using a filtering treatment system for groundwater with total radium greater than 10 pCi/L.

C. Waste handling, disposal, and permitting shall be given special consideration early in the design process.

D. Occupational exposure shall be considered in the project design.

E. Provisions for operational control monitoring of the radionuclides requiring removal or of acceptable surrogates shall be included in the project design.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-170 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 20, eff. June 23, 2021.

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