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Main Title Environmental radiation data. July-September 1984. Report 39.
Author Luster, G. A. ; Gunter, J. W. ; Petko, C. M.
CORP Author Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, AL.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/520/5-85/009
Stock Number PB85-186674
Subjects Radiation, Background--United States--Statistics ; Radiation, Background--North America--Statistics
Additional Subjects Radioactivity ; Gamma rays ; Radioactive contaminants ; Airborne wastes ; Surface waters ; Potable water ; Milk ; Tritium ; Cesium 137 ; Iodine 131 ; Carbon 14 ; Krypton 85 ; Strontium 90 ; Uranium 235 ; Plutonium 238 ; Plutonium 239 ; Tables(Data) ; Radiation monitoring ; Environmental monitoring ; ERAMS system ; Strontium 89 ; Radium 226 ; Uranium 234 ; Uranium 238 ; Iodine 129 ; Barium 140 ; Potassium 40 ; Environmental exposure pathways
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-186674 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 54 pages ; 28 cm
Environmental Radiation Data (ERD) is compiled and distributed quarterly, and contains data from the Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System (ERAMS). Data from similar networks operated by contributing States, Canada, Mexico, and the Pan American Health Organization are reported in the ERD when available. ERAMS was established in 1973 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Radiation Programs (ORP). The ERAMS is comprised of nationwide sampling stations that provide air, surface and drinking water, and milk samples from which environmental radiation levels are derived. The major emphasis for ERAMS is toward identifying trends in the accumulation of long-lived radionuclides in the environment. Sampling locations are selected to provide optimal population coverage while functioning to monitoring fallout from nuclear devices and other forms of radioactive contamination of the environment. The radiation analyses performed on these samples include gross alpha and gross beta levels, gamma analyses for fission products, and specific analyses for uranium, plutonium, strontium, iodine, radium, krypton, and tritium.
"Dec 1984. Compiled and distributed by: Office of Radiation Programs Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility. Microfiche.