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Title: Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1979

Abstract

This report documents the environmental surveillance program conducted by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) in 1979. Routine monitoring for radiation and radioactive or chemical substances was 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 the data for 1979 on penetrating radiation, chemical and radiochemical quality of ambient air, surface and ground water, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, food, and airborne and liquid effluents are included. Comparisons with appropriate standards and regulations or with background levels from natural or other non-LASL sources provide a basis for concluding that environmental effects attributable to LASL operations are minor and cannot be considered likely to result in any hazard to the population of the area. Results of several special studies provide documentation of some unique environmental conditions in the LASL environs.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5476030
Report Number(s):
LA-8200-ENV
TRN: 80-008765
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; MONITORING; FISHES; RADIOACTIVITY; FRUITS; GASEOUS WASTES; GROUND WATER; HONEY; LASL; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; LIQUID WASTES; SEDIMENTS; SOILS; SURFACE AIR; SURFACE WATERS; VEGETABLES; WATER RESOURCES; AIR POLLUTION; COMPLIANCE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GRAPHS; HEALTH HAZARDS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION PROTECTION LAWS; TABLES; WATER POLLUTION; AIR; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; DATA; DATA FORMS; FLUIDS; FOOD; GASES; HAZARDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; LAWS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POPULATIONS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REGULATIONS; RESOURCES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; VERTEBRATES; 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); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510200 - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1979. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/5476030.
. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1979. United States. doi:10.2172/5476030.
. Tue . "Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1979". United States. doi:10.2172/5476030. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5476030.
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abstractNote = {This report documents the environmental surveillance program conducted by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) in 1979. Routine monitoring for radiation and radioactive or chemical substances was 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 the data for 1979 on penetrating radiation, chemical and radiochemical quality of ambient air, surface and ground water, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, food, and airborne and liquid effluents are included. Comparisons with appropriate standards and regulations or with background levels from natural or other non-LASL sources provide a basis for concluding that environmental effects attributable to LASL operations are minor and cannot be considered likely to result in any hazard to the population of the area. Results of several special studies provide documentation of some unique environmental conditions in the LASL environs.},
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