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Title: An aerial radiological survey of the West Valley Demonstration Project and surrounding area, West Valley, New York

Abstract

An aerial radiological survey of the West Valley Demonstration Project and the surrounding area was conducted from mid-August through early September 1984 by EG G Energy Measurements, Inc. for the United States Department of Energy. The radiological survey was part of the United States Department of Energy Comprehensive Integrated Remote Sensing (CIRS) program, which provides state-of-the-art remote sensing to support the needs of the various DOE facilities. The survey consisted of airborne measurements of both natural and man-made gamma radiation emanating from the terrestrial surface. These measurements allowed an estimate of the distribution of isotopic concentrations in the area surrounding the project site. Results are reported as isopleths superimposed on aerial photographs of the area. Gamma ray energy spectra are also presented for the net man-made radionuclides. 8 refs., 16 figs., 9 tabs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Remote Sensing Lab.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6101954
Report Number(s):
EGG-10617-1080
ON: DE92003606
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-88NV10617
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; GAMMA SOURCES; REMOTE SENSING; GAMMA SPECTRA; RADIOMETRIC SURVEYS; WEST VALLEY PROCESSING PLANT; AERIAL SURVEYING; BACKGROUND RADIATION; CESIUM 137; COMPILED DATA; DATA ACQUISITION; GAMMA DETECTION; GROUND TRUTH; MAPPING; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NAI DETECTORS; NEW YORK; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SAMPLING; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; DATA; DETECTION; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; FEDERAL REGION II; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; INFORMATION; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MASS TRANSFER; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATIONS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; SPECTRA; SURVEYS; USA; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 540230* - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 440103 - Radiation Instrumentation- Nuclear Spectroscopic Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Berry, H.A. An aerial radiological survey of the West Valley Demonstration Project and surrounding area, West Valley, New York. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.2172/6101954.
Berry, H.A. An aerial radiological survey of the West Valley Demonstration Project and surrounding area, West Valley, New York. United States. doi:10.2172/6101954.
Berry, H.A. Sun . "An aerial radiological survey of the West Valley Demonstration Project and surrounding area, West Valley, New York". United States. doi:10.2172/6101954. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6101954.
@article{osti_6101954,
title = {An aerial radiological survey of the West Valley Demonstration Project and surrounding area, West Valley, New York},
author = {Berry, H.A.},
abstractNote = {An aerial radiological survey of the West Valley Demonstration Project and the surrounding area was conducted from mid-August through early September 1984 by EG G Energy Measurements, Inc. for the United States Department of Energy. The radiological survey was part of the United States Department of Energy Comprehensive Integrated Remote Sensing (CIRS) program, which provides state-of-the-art remote sensing to support the needs of the various DOE facilities. The survey consisted of airborne measurements of both natural and man-made gamma radiation emanating from the terrestrial surface. These measurements allowed an estimate of the distribution of isotopic concentrations in the area surrounding the project site. Results are reported as isopleths superimposed on aerial photographs of the area. Gamma ray energy spectra are also presented for the net man-made radionuclides. 8 refs., 16 figs., 9 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/6101954},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991},
month = {Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991}
}

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