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Title:
RADIATION MONITORING AROUND THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR TEST AREAS, CALENDAR YEAR 1984 ( OFF-SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING REPORT )
Author(s):
POTTER, G D [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; BLACK, S C [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; GROSSMAN, R F [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; PATZER, R G [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; SMITH, D D [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]
Subject Terms:
AEROSOL MONITORING; RADIATION MONITORING; SAMPLING; MONITORING STATIONS; TRITIUM; ARGON 37; KRYPTON 85; KRYPTON 83; KRYPTON 87; XENON 135; XENON 133; RADIATION DOSES; BERYLLIUM 7; ACTIVITY LEVELS; DATA; WATER; GNOME EVENT; NOUGAT OPERATION; DRIBBLE PROJECT; LONG SHOT EVENT; FLINTLOCK OPERATION; STRONTIUM 90; CESIUM 137; STRONTIUM 89; MILK; ORGANS; SHEEP; CATTLE; PLUTONIUM 239; PLUTONIUM 238; POTASSIUM 40; TISSUES; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; CALCULATION METHODS; CHROMIUM 51; COBALT 60; ZINC 65; IODINE 131; RUTHENIUM 106; CESIUM 134; ZIRCONIUM 95; NIOBIUM 95; MOLYBDENUM 99; RUTHENIUM 103; TELLURIUM 132; BARIUM 140; LANTHANUM 140; CERIUM 141; CERIUM 144; RADIUM 226; URANIUM 234; URANIUM 235; URANIUM 238; GAMMA DETECTION; CANNIKIN EVENT; GROMMET OPERATION; MILROW EVENT; MANDREL OPERATION; RIO BLANCO EVENT; TOGGLE OPERATION; RULISON EVENT; FAULTLESS EVENT; CROSSTIE OPERATION; SHOAL EVENT; NIBLICK OPERATION; GASBUGGY EVENT; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS
Addressee:
UNK
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1985 Apr 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0133
Accession Number:
NV0067283
Document Number(s):
EPA600485035
Originating Research Org.:
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THIS REPORT COVERS THE ROUTINE RADIATION ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE E NVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SYSTEMS LABORATORY-LAS VEGAS IN AREAS WHICH MA Y BE AFFECTED BY NUCLEAR TESTING PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. THIS MONITORING IS CONDUCTED TO DOCUMENT COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS, TO IDENTIFY TRENDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION, AND TO PROVIDE SUCH INF ORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. IT SUMMARIZES THESE ACTIVITIES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1984. NO RADIOACTIVITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO NTS ACTIVITIES WAS DETECT ABLE OFFSITE BY THE MONITORING NETWORKS. USING RECORDED WIND DATA AND PASQUILL STABILITY CATEGOTIES, ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION CALCULATIONS BA SED ON REPORDED RADIONUCLIDES RELEASES YIELD AN ESTIMATED DOSE OF 1 * E-3 PERSON-REM TO THE POPULATION WITHIN 80KM OF THE NEVADA TEST SITE D URING 1983. WORLD-WIDE FALLOUT OF KR-85, SR-90, CS-137, AND PU-239 DE TECTED BY THE MONITORING NETWORKS WOULD CAUSE MAXIUM EXPOSURE TO AN IN DIVIDUAL OF LESS THAN 0.6 MREM PER YEAR. PLUTONIUM IN AIR WAS STILL D ETECTABLE ALONG WITH KRYPTON-85, WHICH CONTINUED ITS GRADUAL INCREASE, AS HAS BEEN REPORTED PREVIOUSLY. CESIUM AND STRONTIUM IN AIR WERE NE AR THEIR DETECTION LIMITS. ON INVESTIGATION, THE CAUSE OF SUCH NET EX POSURES HAS BEEN DUE TO PERSONAL HABITS OR OCCUPATIONAL ACTIVITIES, NO T TO NTS ACTIVITIES. THIS REPORT COVERS THE ROUTINE RADIATION MONITORING ACTIVITIES CONDUCT ED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SYSTEMS LABORATORY-LAS VEGAS IN ARE AS WHICH MAY BE AFFECTED BY NUCLEAR TESTING PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. THIS MONITORING IS CONDUCTED TO DOCUMENT COMPLIANCE WITH S TANDARDS, TO IDENTIFY TRENDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION, AND TO PROVID E SUCH INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. IF SUMMARIZES THESE ACTIVITIES FOR C ALENDAR YEAR 1984. NO RADIOACTIVITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO NTS ACTIVITIES WAS DETECTABLE OFFSITE BY THE MONITORING NETWORKS. USING RECORDED WIND DA TA AND PASQUILL STABILITY CATEGORIES, ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION CALCULATI ONS BASED ON REPORTED RADIONUCLIDES RELEASES YIELD AN ESTIMATED DOSE O F 1X10-3 PERSON-REM TO THE POPULATION WITHIN 80 KM OF THE NTS DURING 1 983. WORLD-WIDE FALLOUT OF KRYPTON-85, STRONIUM-90, CESIUM-137, AND PL UTONIUM DETECTED BY THE MONITORING NETWORKS WOULD CAUSE MAXIMUM EXPOSU RE TO AN INDIVIDUAL OF LESS THAN 0.6 MREM PER YEAR. PLUTONIUM IN AIR W AS STILL DETECTABLE ALONG WITH KRYPTON-85, WHICH CONTINUED ITS GRADUAL INCREASE, AS HAS BEEN REPORTED PREVIOUSLY. CESIUM AND STRONTIUM IN AI R WERE NEAR THEIR DETECTION LIMITS. AN OCCASIONAL NET EXPOSURE TO OFFS ITE RESIDENTS HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE TLD NETWORK. ON INVESTIGATION, THE CAUSE OF SUCH NET EXPOSURES HAS BEEN DUE TO PERSONAL HABITS OR OCC UPATIONAL ACTIVITIES, NOT TO NTS ACTIVITIES.


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