||Evaluation of sample collection and analysis techniques for environmental plutonium /
Bernhardt, David E.
||Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, Nev.
|| Las Vegas Facility, Office of Radiation Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Plutonium isotopes ;
Chemical analysis ;
Gas analysis ;
Soil analysis ;
Environmental impacts ;
Particle size ;
Cascade impactors ;
Electrostatic precipitation ;
Laboratory design ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Gamma detection ;
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||ix, 141 pages : charts ; 27 cm.
Information concerning sampling and analysis techniques for plutonium in the environment is presented and evaluated in this report. Consideration is given to available techniques and their applicability to various situations, sensitivities of the techniques, and the validity and reproducibility of results. Soil is the primary reservoir for plutonium in the environment but inhalation, with the resulting lung dose, is the primary pathway for human exposure. This evaluation is therefore primarily oriented toward sampling and analysis of soil and air, with secondary consideration of other environmental media.
"United States Environmental Protection Agency"--Cover. "May 1976." "ORP-LV-76-5." Cover title. Includes bibliographical reference.