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Title: Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos

Abstract

This report documents the environmental surveillance program conducted by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) in 1978. 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 the data for 1978 on penetrating radiation, chemical and radiochemical quality of ambient air, surface and groundwater, 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:
6163485
Report Number(s):
LA-7800-ENV
TRN: 79-013121
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; DATA ANALYSIS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION DOSES; LASL; ENVIRONMENT; RADIATION MONITORING; STANDARDS; WATER POLLUTION; AIR QUALITY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GROUND WATER; MONITORING; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION PROTECTION; REGULATIONS; SURFACE WATERS; TABLES; DATA; DATA FORMS; DOSES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POPULATIONS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WATER; 500300* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510300 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520300 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1989); 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. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos. United States.
. Sun . "Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos". United States.
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