||Offsite environmental monitoring report : radiation monitoring around United States nuclear test areas, calendar year 1983 /
Patzer, R. G. ;
Black, S. C. ;
Grossman, R. F. ;
Smith, D. D.
||Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA 600-4-84-040; DOC/DP/0539-051; DE-AI08-76DP00539; DOE/DP/00539-051
Nuclear facilities--United States. ;
Environmental monitoring--United States.
Nevada Test Site ;
Cesium 137 ;
Data Compilation ;
Human Populations ;
Krypton 85 ;
Plutonium 239 ;
Radiation Doses ;
Radiation Monitoring ;
Strontium 90 ;
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||xiii, 128 pages : maps ; 28 cm
This report covers the routine radiation monitoring activities conducted by the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory-Las Vegas in areas which may be affected by nuclear testing programs of the Department of Energy. This monitoring is conducted to document compliance with standards, to identify trends in environmental radiation, and to provide such information to the public. It summarizes these activities for calendar year 1983. No radioactivity attributable to NTS activities was detectable offsite by the monitoring networks. Using recorded wind data and Pasquill stability categories, atmospheric dispersion calculations based on reported radionuclide releases yield an estimated dose of 5 x 10 exp -5 man-rem to the population within 80 km of the Nevada Test Site during 1983. World-wide fallout of Kr-85, Sr-90, Cs-137, and Pu-239 detected by the monitoring networks would cause maximum exposure to an individual of less than 0.2 mrem per year. Plutonium and krypton in air were similar to 1982 levels while cesium and strontium in other samples were near the detection limits. An occasional net exposure to offsite residents has been detected by the TLD network. On investigation, the cause of such net exposures has been due to personal habits or occupational activities, not to NTS activities. 29 references, 35 figures, 30 tables. (ERA citation 09:036272)
"July 1984." "EPA 600-4-84-040." "DOE/DP/0539-051." Cover title. "Prepared for the U.S. Dept. Energy under interagency agreement number DE-AI08-76DP00539."