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Main Title Xenon-133 in California, Nevada, and Utah from the Chernobyl Accident (Journal Version).
Author Holloway, R. W. ; Liu, C. K. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher 1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/141;
Stock Number PB89-119333
Additional Subjects Fallout ; Xenon ; Radioactive isotopes ; Air pollution ; Nuclear reactors ; Monitoring ; Chemical analysis ; Reprints ; Chernobyl(USSR) ; Risk assessment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-119333 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in the USSR introduced numerous radioactive nuclides into the atmosphere, including the noble gas xenon-133. EPA's Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Las Vegas, NV, detected xenon-133 from the Chernobyl accident in air samples from a monitoring network that consists of 15 stations located in Nevada, Utah, and California. The peak concentration of xenon-133 was found in weekly air samples collected during May 6-13, 1986. The network average concentration of xenon-133 was 41 pCi cu m during that time. A lower average was found in air samples collected in the following week. These concentrations are comparable to or less than that of natural radionuclides (such as radon) normally present in the atmosphere, and are much lower than the peak xenon-133 concentration measured in New York State following the accident at the Three Mile Island reactor.