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Main Title Off-site environmental monitoring report : radiation monitoring around United States nuclear test areas, calendar year 1989 /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Costa, C. A.
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 1990
Report Number EPA/600/4-90/016; DOE/DP/00539-062; DE-AI08-86NV10522; AI08-76DP00539
Stock Number DE91005910
OCLC Number 23847713
Subjects Radiation--Measurement--United States. ; Environmental monitoring--United States. ; Nuclear weapons--United States--Testing.
Additional Subjects Air ; Food ; Milk ; Nevada Test Site ; Plants ; Rare Gases ; Water ; ALARA ; Abandoned Sites ; Alaska ; Animals ; Colorado ; Environmental Exposure ; Mississippi ; Nevada ; New Mexico ; Public Health ; Radiation Hazards ; Radiation Monitoring ; Radiation Protection ; Radioactive Materials ; Thermoluminescent Dosimetry ; Toxicity ; Tritium ; EDB/540130 ; EDB/540230 ; EDB/540330 ; Environmental monitoring
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-90-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/30/2009
EJBD  EPA 600-4-90-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/03/2018
EKBD  EPA-600/4-90-016 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/11/2000
NTIS  DE91005910 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 136 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
This report describes the Offsite Radiation Safety Program conducted during 1989 by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory-Las Vegas (EMSL-LV). 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 the testing is in compliance with existing radiation protection standards, and 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 both animals and humans. To implement protective actions, provide immediate radiation monitoring, and obtain environmental samples rapidly after any release of radioactivity, personnel with mobile monitoring equipment are placed in areas downwind from the test site prior to each test. 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 NTS activities. Trends were evaluated in the Noble Gas and Tritium, Milk Surveillance, TLD, and PIC networks, and the Long-Term Hydrological Monitoring Program. 35 refs., 68 figs., 32 tabs.
"EPA/600/4-90/016." "DOE/DP/00539-062." "May 1900." "Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under interagency agreement number DE-AI08-86NV10522." Includes bibliographical references.