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Main Title Off-site environmental monitoring report : radiation monitoring around United States nuclear test areas, calendar year 1984 /
Author Potter, G. D. ; Black, S. C. ; Grossman, R. F. ; Patzer, R. G. ; Smith, D. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Potter, Gilbert D.
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 ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA 600-4-85-035; DOE/DP/0539-055; DE-AI08-76DP00539; DOE/DP/00539-055
Stock Number DE85-012250
OCLC Number 13118020
Subjects Hazardous wastes ; Nevada Test Site (Nev) ; Nevada--Nevada Test Site
Additional Subjects Arizona ; California ; Nevada ; Nevada Test Site ; Utah ; Cesium 137 ; Data Compilation ; Environmental Exposure Pathway ; Fallout ; Fission Product Release ; Human Populations ; Krypton 85 ; Nuclear Explosions ; Plutonium 239 ; Radiation Doses ; Radiation Monitoring ; Strontium 90 ; ERDA/500300 ; ERDA/510302 ; ERDA/560151
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-85-035 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  DE85012250 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 118 pages : maps ; 28 cm
This report covers the routine radiation monitoring activities conducted by the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory-Las Vegas in areas which may be affected by nuclear testing programs of the Department of Energy. This monitoring is conducted to document compliance with standards, to identify trends in environmental radiation, and to provide such information to the public. It summarizes these activities for calendar year 1984. No radioactivity attributable to NTS activities was detectable offsite by the monitoring networks. Using recorded wind data and Pasquill stability categories, atmospheric dispersion calculations based on reported radionuclides releases yield an estimated dose of 1 x 10 exp -3 person-rem to the population within 80 km of the Nevada Test Site during 1983. World-wide fallout of Kr-85, Sr-90, Cs-137, and Pu-239 detected by the monitoring networks would cause maximum exposure to an individual of less than 0.6 mrem per year. Plutonium in air was still detectable along with krypton-85, which continued its gradual increase, as has been reported previously. Cesium and strontium in air were near their detection limits. An occasional net exposure to offsite residents has been detected by the TLD network. On investigation, the cause of such net exposures has been due to personal habits or occupational activities, not to NTS activities. 32 refs., 36 figs., 27 tabs. (ERA citation 10:034728)
"April 1985." "EPA 600-4-85-035." "DOE/DP/0539-055." Cover title. "Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under interagency agreement number DE-AI08-76DP00539."