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Quantifying hydraulic and water quality uncertainty to inform sampling of drinking water distribution systems (JOURNAL)
Sampling of drinking water distribution systems is performed to satisfy regulatory requirements but also to respond to customer complaints or emergency situations. Water distribution system modeling techniques can be used to plan and inform sampling strategies; however, a high de...
Alternative Fast Analysis Method for Cellulose Sponge Surface Sampling Wipes with Low Concentrations of Bacillus Spores (JOURNAL)
Environmental sampling is a critical component of the post decontamination verification process following a bioterrorism event. This journal article describes work performed to produce a less labor-intensive method for processing cellulose sponge-wipes used for sampling areas pot...
Deployment of Real-Time Analytics and Modeling at the City of Flint, Michigan Water System (SUMMARY)
Maintaining an updated and accurate water distribution system network model can be difficult for any water system. This technical brief demonstrates that RTX and RTX:LINK technologies, application that provides a simple, secure, read-only access to key operational data streams, ...
Effectiveness of Outdoor Environment Decontamination for Biological Agents (SUMMARY)
This technical brief reports the results of two recent studies that aimed to increase our understanding and capabilities with regards to decontamination of outdoor areas following a biological incident. These data help responders develop remediation plans following outdoor contam...
Evaluation of Commercial Wet Vacuums for Anthrax Sampling (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Homeland Security Research Program (HSRP) strives to provide expertise and products that can be widely used to prevent, prepare for, and recover from public health and environmental emergencies arising from terrori...
Hot Spot Calculator to Optimize Radiological Cleanup Decisions (DATA)
Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins - Companion to Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) 2017 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Sample Collection Information Document for Pathogens--Companion to Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) 2017 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Sampling, Laboratory and Data Considerations for Microbial Data Collected in the Field (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report: An informational companion to the MicroSAP tool which includes considerations for sampling, analysis, and data interpretation that users might include in a sampling and analysis plan being developed for a microbiological contamination incident.
Summary of the Transport of Cesium in the Environment (SUMMARY)
Cesium (Cs) is a likely contaminant that would either be used (probably in the form of Cesium Chloride [CsCl]) in a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or either released or generated through decay processes from nuclear power plant (NPP) accidents or an improvised nuclear devic...
Underground Transport Restoration (UTR) Operational Technology Demonstration (OTD) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
WEST 4.0 Decision Support Tool (DATA)
The EPA’s Homeland Security Research Program (HSRP) has developed the Waste Estimation Support Tool (WEST) to help decision makers and planners better understand the impact these mechanisms have on waste management considerations. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Was...
Wet-Vacuum-Based Surface Sampling Method for Chemical Agents (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report is on the development of a wet-vacuum method to sample medium to large areas for chemicals. The purpose of this project was to provide responding agencies with information on the effectiveness of a wet-vacuum sampling approach for the collection of toxic industrial ch...
A Review of Biological Agent Sampling Methods and Application to a Wide-Area Incident Scenario to Characterize Time and Resource Demands (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Analytical Protocol for Cyclohexyl Sarin, Sarin, Soman and Sulfur Mustard Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Analytical Protocol for Measurement of Extractable Semivolatile Organic Compounds Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Evaluation of Chemical Warfare Agent Wipe Sampling Collection Efficiencies on Porous, Permeable, or Uneven Surfaces (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Evaluation of Commercially-Available Equipment for the Decontamination of Bacillus Anthracis Spores in an Urban Subway System (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Evaluation of standardized sample collection, packaging, and decontamination procedures to assess cross-contamination potential during Bacillus anthracis incident response operations (JOURNAL)
Field Application of Emerging Composite Sampling Methods (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Homeland Security Research Improves the Nation’s Ability to Respond to Terrorism and Other Disasters (SUMMARY)
Rapid Radiochemical Method Americium-241 (241Am) in Water Samples (SUMMARY)
Communications Fact Sheet
Rapid Radiochemical Method Californium-252 (252Cf) in Water Samples (SUMMARY)
Comminications Fact Sheet
Rapid Radiochemical Method Curium-244 (244Cm) in Water Samples (SUMMARY)
Communications Fact Sheet
Rapid Radiochemical Method Isotopic Uranium (238U, 235U, or 234U) in Water Samples (SUMMARY)
Communications Fact Sheet