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Title: Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center Analytical Response

Abstract

The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) is authorized by the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan to coordinate all off-site radiological response assistance to state and local government s, in the event of a major radiological emergency in the United States. The FRMAC is established by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, to coordinate all Federal assets involved in conducting a comprehensive program of radiological environmental monitoring, sampling, radioanalysis, quality assurance, and dose assessment. During an emergency response, the initial analytical data is provided by portable field instrumentation. As incident responders scale up their response based on the seriousness of the incident, local analytical assets and mobile laboratories add additional capability and capacity. During the intermediate phase of the response, data quality objectives and measurement quality objectives are more rigorous. These higher objectives will require the use of larger laboratories, with greater capacity and enhanced capabilities. These labs may be geographically distant from the incident, which will increase sample management challenges. This paper addresses emergency radioanalytical capability and capacity and its utilization during FRMAC operations.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel Nevada Corporation (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
810581
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/11718-757
TRN: US0302910
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-96NV11718
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry--MARC VI, Kailua-Kona, HI (US), 04/07/2003--04/11/2003; Other Information: PBD: 1 Apr 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; CAPACITY; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; MANAGEMENT; RADIATION MONITORING; QUALITY ASSURANCE; SAMPLING; EMERGENCY PLANS; RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS; HOT LABS

Citation Formats

E.C. Nielsen. Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center Analytical Response. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
E.C. Nielsen. Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center Analytical Response. United States.
E.C. Nielsen. Tue . "Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center Analytical Response". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/810581.
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abstractNote = {The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) is authorized by the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan to coordinate all off-site radiological response assistance to state and local government s, in the event of a major radiological emergency in the United States. The FRMAC is established by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, to coordinate all Federal assets involved in conducting a comprehensive program of radiological environmental monitoring, sampling, radioanalysis, quality assurance, and dose assessment. During an emergency response, the initial analytical data is provided by portable field instrumentation. As incident responders scale up their response based on the seriousness of the incident, local analytical assets and mobile laboratories add additional capability and capacity. During the intermediate phase of the response, data quality objectives and measurement quality objectives are more rigorous. These higher objectives will require the use of larger laboratories, with greater capacity and enhanced capabilities. These labs may be geographically distant from the incident, which will increase sample management challenges. This paper addresses emergency radioanalytical capability and capacity and its utilization during FRMAC operations.},
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