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Main Title Offsite environmental monitoring report : radiation monitoring around United States nuclear test areas, calendar year 1991.
Author Chaloud, D. J. ; Dicey, B. B. ; Mullen, A. A. ; Neale, A. C. ; Sparks, A. R.
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Author Title of a Work
Chaloud, D. J.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA 600-R-93-141; DE-A108-86-NV10522; AI08-86NV10522
Stock Number DE94-004296; DE94002296
OCLC Number 29713991
Subjects Nuclear weapons--Testing--Environmental aspects. ; Radioactive pollution--Measurement. ; Radioactive fallout--United States--Measurement. ; Radioactive fallout--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Food Chains ; Radiation Protection ; Alaska ; Colorado ; Contamination ; Mississippi ; Nevada Test Site ; New Mexico ; Nuclear Weapons ; Radiation Doses ; Radiation Monitoring ; Research Programs ; Test Facilities ; Testing ; Thermoluminescent Dosemeters ; US EPA ; EDB/540130 ; EDB/540230 ; EDB/540330 ; EDB/560160 ; Environmental monitoring
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-93-141 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/19/2015
EJBD  EPA 600-R-93-141 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/14/2019
ELBD  EPA 600-R-93-141 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
NTIS  DE94002296 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xvi, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This report describes the Offsite Radiation Safety Program conducted during 1991 by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory-Las Vegas. This laboratory operates 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 ion chambers (PICs); and by biological monitoring of animals, food crops, and humans. Personnel with mobile monitoring equipment are placed in areas downwind from the test site prior to each nuclear weapons test to implement protective actions, provide immediate radiation monitoring, and obtain environmental samples rapidly after any occurrence of radioactivity release. Comparison of the measurements and sample analysis results with background levels and with appropriate standards and regulations indicated that there was no radioactivity detected offsite by the various EPA monitoring networks and no exposure above natural background to the population living in the vicinity of the NTS that could be attributed to current NTS activities. Annual and long-term trends were evaluated in the Noble Gas, Tritium, Milk Surveillance, Biomonitoring, TLD, PIC networks, and the Long-Term Hydrological Monitoring Program.
"January 1992." Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-139). "EPA 600-R-93-141." Cover title. "Prepared for: the U.S. Department of Energy under Interagency Agreement number DE-A108-86-NV10522."