||Radiological survey at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
||National Air and Radiation Environmental Lab., Montgomery, AL.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory,
Radioactive pollution of the sea--Georgia--Camden County. ;
Groundwater--Quality--Georgia--Kings Bay Region. ;
Soil chemistry--Georgia--Kings Bay Region. ;
Radioactive wastes--United States--Analysis. ;
Radioactive pollution of water. ;
Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.) ;
Radioactive wastes--Analysis. ;
Georgia--Kings Bay--Naval Submarine Base.
Nuclear ships ;
Environmental surveys ;
Military facilities ;
Drinking water ;
Surface water ;
Gamma spectrometry ;
Environmental protection ;
Gamma radiation ;
Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xiii, 51 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report presents results of a radiological survey conducted in May 1999 by the National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory (NAREL) to assess levels of environmental radioactivity in and around the Kings Bay Submarine Base (KBSB) located approximately 10 miles east of Kingsland, GA. The purpose of the survey was to assess whether the maintenance, overhaul, refueling or operation of nuclear-powered warships have created elevated levels of radioactivity in the environment that could expose nearby populations or contaminate the environment. During this survey 81 samples were collected: 69 at the KBSB study site; 9 from background locations; and 3 near the outfall of the Navy water treatment plant. Samples included drinking water, surface water, sediment, sediment cores, and biota. All samples were analyzed for gross alpha and beta activities and gamma emitting radio nuclides. Water samples were analyzed for tritium. In addition to sample collection and analysis, radiation surveys were performed using portable survey instruments to detect gamma radiation. No radioactivity attributable to nuclear-powered warship operations was detected.
"EPA-402-R-04-004"--Cover. "October 2004." Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-24).