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Main Title Activities and needs related to radioactivity standards for environmental measurements; a symposium held in Washington, D.C., on August 21, 1973.
Author Eldridge, James E. ; Kahn., Bernd
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., Tenn.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Radiochemistry and Nuclear Engineering Research Facility.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-670/4-75-006; EPA-ROAP-24AAK-003
Stock Number PB-243 256
OCLC Number 01657091
Subjects Radiation--Measurement--Standards--United States. ; Radiation Monitoring--standards--Congresses.
Additional Subjects Radioactivity ; Measurement ; Standards ; Environmental surveys ; Radiation measuring instruments ; Quality assurance
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EJBD  EPA 670-4-75-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/10/2016
ERAD  EPA 670/4-75-006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
NTIS  PB-243 256 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation v, 56 pages illustrations 27 cm.
A symposium was held to discuss the needs for radioactivity standards in environmental monitoring programs concerned with population radiation exposure. Papers were presented on 'Status of Decay Schemes,' 'Some Activities and Needs for AEC Regulatory in the Use of Radioactivity Standards,' 'Standards for Environmental Studies,' 'Program and Activities of the Quality Assurance Branch, NERC-Las Vegas,' 'Activities of Commercial Radionuclide Producers,' and 'Radionuclide Metrology and Quality Assurance.' The presentations indicated that numerous radioactivity standards and aids for correctly using them were available. New needs, however, had arisen recently because lower levels of ambient radioactivity must be measured by many more groups due to requirements that population radiation exposure from nuclear power production be as low as practicable. Based on the presentations and resulting discussions, the following actions were recommended: (1) Establish a focal point for systematically planning activities to meet cited needs for decay schemes, specific standards, analytical methods, and quality assurance programs; (2) Develop a clear chain of traceability to the National Bureau of Standards; (3) Prepare guides for standardizing radiation detection and maintaining quality control; and (4) Train qualified analysts to obtain satisfactory analytical results.
"Program element no. 1HA327." Includes bibliographical references.