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Main Title Limitations in the Use of the End-Window Counter in the Assaying of Stream Waters for Beta Radioactivity.
Author Sette, L. R. ; Nade, J. S. ; Hage, G. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Health Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1952
Stock Number PB-217 568
Additional Subjects ( Water analysis ; Beta particles) ; ( Radiation measuring instruments ; Beta particles) ; ( Radioactive contaminants ; Water analysis) ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-217 568 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 21p
Stream water to be assayed for beta radioactivity will have natural radioactivity with or without artificial radioactivity. The principle source of natural radioactivity is from K40 and from uranium, thorium and their daughter products. The artificial radioactivity will be the result of contamination from (a) the disposal of radioactive wastes, (b) fall-out from a contaminated atmosphere, and (c) the use of stream waters by atomic energy installations. The paper discusses the use of the end-window counter for the assay of the absolute beta radioactivity of stream water, its limitations, and the necessary corrections.