||Residual soil radioactivity at the Gnome test site in Eddy County, New Mexico /
Faller, S. H.
||Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Radioactive substances in soils. ;
Underground nuclear explosions--New Mexico--Eddy County. ;
Project Gnome. ;
Soils, Radioactive substances in. ;
Survey sites ;
Cosmic radiation ;
Dose rates ;
Residual soils ;
Soil radiation ;
Surface contamination ;
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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||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.