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Title: Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1981

Abstract

This report documents the environmental surveillance program conducted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory during 1981. Routine monitoring for radiation and radioactive or chemical substances is conducted on the Laboratory site and in the surrounding region to determine compliance with appropriate standards and permit early identification of possible undesirable trends. Results and interpretation of data for 1981 are included on penetrating radiation; on the chemical and radiochemical quality of ambient air, surface and ground water, municipal water supply, soil and sediments, and food; and on the quantities of airborne emissions and liquid effluents. Comparisons with appropriate standards and regulations or with background levels from natural or other non-Laboratory sources provide a basis for concluding that environmental effects attributable to Laboratory operations are insignificant and are not considered hazardous to the population of the area. Results of several special studies describe some unique environmental conditions in the Laboratory environs.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5249482
Report Number(s):
LA-9349-ENV
ON: DE82015886; TRN: 82-013908
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; LASL; RADIATION MONITORING; AIR; ENVIRONMENT; FOOD; GASEOUS WASTES; GROUND WATER; LIQUID WASTES; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVITY; SEDIMENTS; SOILS; SURFACE WATERS; WATER QUALITY; DOSES; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; FLUIDS; GASES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER; 500300* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510302 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Terrestrial Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987); 520302 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Aquatic Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987)

Citation Formats

. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1981. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1981. United States.
. Thu . "Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1981". United States.
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