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Main Title Offsite environmental monitoring report: Radiation monitoring around United States nuclear test areas. Calendar year 1990.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number DOE/DP/00539-063 ;EPA-600/4-91/030; AI08-76DP00539 ;AI08-86NV10522;
Stock Number DE92010386
Additional Subjects Air ; Animals ; Food ; Human Populations ; Milk ; Nevada Test Site ; Plants ; Water ; Abandoned Sites ; Alaska ; Colorado ; Environmental Exposure ; Mississippi ; Nevada ; New Mexico ; Progress Report ; Public Health ; Radiation Hazards ; Radiation Monitoring ; Radiation Protection ; Radioactive Materials ; Thermoluminescent Dosimetry ; Toxicity ; Tritium ; EDB/540130 ; EDB/540230 ; EDB/540330 ; EDB/540150 ; EDB/540250 ; EDB/540350 ; EDB/560101 ; Environmental monitoring
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NTIS  DE92010386 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/01/1993
Collation 189p
This report describes the Offsite Radiation Safety Program conducted during 1990 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.