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Main Title Residual soil radioactivity at the Gnome test site in Eddy County, New Mexico /
Author Faller, S. H.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600-R-94-117; DE-A108-91NV10963
Stock Number PB2007-106200
OCLC Number 31714949
Subjects Radioactive substances in soils ; Underground nuclear explosions--New Mexico--Eddy County ; Project Gnome ; Soils, Radioactive substances in ; Soils--New Mexico--Radioactivity
Additional Subjects Survey sites ; Cosmic radiation ; Radionuclides ; Dose rates ; Residual soils ; Soil radiation ; Surface contamination ; Remediation ; Experiments ; Gamma ray spectra ; Residual soil radioactivity ; Gnome Test Site ; Eddy County(New Mexico) ; In-situ spectrometry ; Soil core analysis ; Pressurized ion chamber
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-94-117 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB2007-106200 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 11 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
A surface soil characterization was conducted at The Gnome Test Site surrounding areas near Carlsbad, New Mexico to determine the abundances of gamma-emitting radionuclides and total exposure rates. (sup 137)Cs was the only man-made nuclide detected in measurements taken at 22 on-site and off-site locations, with a maximum concentration of 11.49 plus or minus 0.13 kBq m(sup -2)(31.02 plus or minus 0.35 pCi cm(sup -2)). Extended (sup 137)Cs vertical distributions and lower than expected inventories at undisturbed sites can be attributed to the unconsolidated sandy surface of the area. Results of the in-situ spectrometry indicate that at all locations the dose rate due to (sup 137)Cs is small compared to that of the naturally occurring background.
"EPA/600-R-94-117." "July 1994." " ... funded ... through interagency agreement DE-A108-91NV10963 from the U.S. Dept. of Energy ..." Includes bibliographical references.