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RECORD NUMBER: 43 OF 179
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Environmental radiation data Report 33.|
|CORP Author||Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,|
|Report Number||EPA 520/5-83-016|
|Subjects||Radiation, Background--United States--Statistics ; Radiation, Background--North America--Statistics|
|Additional Subjects||Radioactivity ; Radioactive contaminants ; Airborne wastes ; Surface waters ; Potable water ; Milk ; Tritium ; Carbon 14 ; Krypton 85 ; Iodine 131 ; Strontium 90 ; Plutonium 238 ; Plutonium 239 ; Uranium 235 ; Tables(Data) ; Fission products ; Strontium 89 ; Radium 226 ; Uranium 234 ; Uranium 238 ; Radiation monitoring|
|Collation||1 v. ; 28 cm.|
Environmental Radiation Data (ERD) is compiled and distributed quarterly by the Office of Radiation Programs Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility (EERF), Montgomery, Alabama. Data from the similar networks operated by contributing States, Canada, Mexico, and the Pan American Health Organization are reported in (ERD) when available. The ERAMS is comprised of nationwide sampling stations that provide air, surface and drinking water and milk samples from which environmental radiation levels are derived. The major emphasis for ERAMS is toward identifying trends in the accumulation of long-lived radionuclides in the environment. The radiation analyses performed on these samples include gross alpha and gross beta levels, gamma analyses for fission products and specific analyses for uranium, plutonium, strontium, iodine, radium, krypton and tritium. This monitoring effort also serves to provide ancillary information on releases into the environment from stationary sources such as nuclear power reactors, fuel fabrication and reprocessing plants and natural background levels.
"June 1983". Compiled and distributed by: Office of Radiation Programs.