Science Inventory

Rapid Radiochemical Method Californium-252 (252Cf) in Water Samples

Citation:

Buckley, J. AND K. Hall. Rapid Radiochemical Method Californium-252 (252Cf) in Water Samples. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S-17/055, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

After radiological/nuclear contamination incident, radioanalytical laboratories will need to quickly change from routine sampling and analysis operations to incident operations requiring quicker turn-around times, additional laboratory capacity, and handling samples with elevated levels of radioactive contamination. To address laboratory capacity, rapid methods have been developed for use by federal, state, local, and commercial radioanalytical laboratories in support of the Environmental Response Laboratory Network. This one page fact sheet has been developed to assist radioanalytical laboratory personnel in changing from routine to incident activities. It provides summary information from the rapid method for analysis of Californium-252 in water including method application, processing time, quality objectives, necessary equipment and supplies, and waste information with a link to the rapid method. Quickly changing analysis activities will allow the laboratory to provide quality data to the response officials such as incident commanders and field response personnel facilitating a quicker return of a community to its citizens.

Description:

Comminications Fact Sheet

URLs/Downloads:

Rapid Radiochemical Method Californium-252 (252Cf) in Water Samples   (PDF,1 pp, 106 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SUMMARY)
Product Published Date: 06/15/2017
Record Last Revised: 05/15/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 336676

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

THREAT AND CONSEQUENCE ASSESSMENT DIVISION