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Main Title Radiological survey at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Naval Submarine Base - Bangor /
Author Fowler, Ted W. ; Cox, C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cox, Clinton.
CORP Author National Air and Radiation Environmental Lab., Montgomery, AL.
Publisher National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA 402-R-98-003
Stock Number PB98-167836
OCLC Number 40697499
Subjects Radioactive pollution of water ; Radioactivity--Measurement
Additional Subjects Naval facilities ; Radiation monitoring ; Environmental surveys ; Sampling ; Alpha dosimetry ; Beta dosimetry ; Gamma radiation ; Gamma dosimetry ; Radium 226 ; Uranium isotopes ; Thorium isotopes ; Plutonium isotopes ; Radioecological concentration ; Radiation sources ; Sediments ; Drinking waters ; Aquatic biology ; Puget Sound Naval Shipyard ; Bangor Naval Submarine Base ; Bremerton(Washington) ; Kitsap County(Washington)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/402-R-98-003 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/28/2000
EJBD  EPA 402-R-98-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/25/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 402-R-98-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 402-R-98-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/03/2015
ESAD  EPA 402-R-98-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/29/1999
NTIS  PB98-167836 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 103 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report presents results of a radiological survey conducted in September 1996 by the National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL) to assess levels of environmental radioactivity around Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) at Bremerton, WA, and the Naval Submarine Base (NSBB) near Bangor, WA. The purpose of the survey was to assess whether the construction, maintenance, overhaul, refueling or operations nuclear-powered warships have created elevated levels of radioactivity that could expose nearby populations or contaminate the environment. During this survey 227 samples were collected: 126 at the PSNS study site; 73 at the NSBB site; 21 from background locations; and 7 near the outfall of the Bremerton sewage treatment plant. Samples included drinking water, harbor water, sediment, sediment cores, and biota. All samples were analyzed for gross alpha and beta activities and gamma emitting radionuclides, and some samples were also analyzed for radium-226 and isotopes of uranium, plutonium, and throium. In addition to sample collection and analysis, radiation surveys were performed using portable survey instruments to detect gamma radiation. Based on this radiological survey, practices regarding nuclear-powered warship operations at PSNS and NSBB have resulted in no increases in radioactivity causing significant population exposure or contamination of the environment.
"EPA 402-R-98-003." "July 1998."