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Main Title Offsite environmental monitoring report : radiation monitoring around United States nuclear test areas, calendar year 1996 /
Author Davis, M. G. ; Flotard, R. D. ; Fontana, C. A. ; Huff, P. A. ; Maunu, H. K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Davis, Max G.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States).;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA 402-R-97-015
Stock Number DE98005492
OCLC Number 39300991
Subjects Radiation--Measurement. ; Environmental monitoring--United States. ; Nuclear weapons--United States--Testing. ; Nuclear weapons--Testing. ; Radiation--Measurement--United States.
Additional Subjects Nevada Test Site ; Environmental Impacts ; Radiation Monitoring ; Nuclear Explosions ; Alaska ; Colorado ; Mississippi ; New Mexico ; Safety ; EDB/540250 ; EDB/450200
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 402-R-97-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/15/2018
EJBD  EPA 402-R-97-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/15/2018
ELBD  EPA 402-R-97-015 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/19/1998
NTIS  DE98005492 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 89 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report describes the Offsite Radiation Safety Program. This laboratory operated an environmental radiation monitoring program in the region surrounding the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and at former test sites in Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, Nevada, and New Mexico. The surveillance program is designed to measure levels and trends of radioactivity, if present, in the environment surrounding testing areas to ascertain whether current radiation levels and associated doses to the general public are in compliance with existing radiation protection standards. The surveillance program additionally has the responsibility to take action to protect the health and well being of the public in the event of any accidental release of radioactive contaminants. Offsite levels of radiation and radioactivity are assessed by sampling milk, water, and air; by deploying thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs); and using pressurized ionization chambers (PICs). No nuclear weapons testing was conducted in 1996 due to the continuing nuclear test moratorium. During this period, R and IE personnel maintained readiness capability to provide direct monitoring support if testing were to be resumed and ascertained compliance with applicable EPA, DOE, state, and federal regulations and guidelines. Comparison of the measurements and sample analysis results with background levels and with appropriate standards and regulations indicated that there was no airborne radioactivity from diffusion or resuspension detected by the various EPA monitoring networks surrounding the NTS. There was no indication of potential migration of radioactivity to the offsite area through groundwater and no radiation exposure above natural background was received by the offsite population. All evaluated data were consistent with previous data history.
"August 1997." "EPA 402-R-97-015." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-84).