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Title:
OFF-SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING REPORT: RADIATION MONITORING AROUND UNITED STATES NUCLEAR TEST AREAS, CALENDAR YEAR 1985
Author(s):
GROSSMAN, R F [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; BLACK, S C [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; DYE, R E [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; SMITH, D D [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; THOME, D J [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]; MULLEN, A A [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]
Subject Terms:
RADIATION MONITORING; AEROSOL MONITORING; GRENADIER OPERATION; CHARIOTEER OPERATION; MILK; ACTIVITY LEVELS; DATA; MONITORING STATIONS; WATER; GNOME EVENT; NOUGAT OPERATION; DRIBBLE PROJECT; LONG SHOT EVENT; FLINTLOCK OPERATION; SHEEP; BONES; KIDNEYS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; DOSE RATES; PERSONNEL MONITORING; HUMAN POPULATIONS; CANNIKIN EVENT; GROMMET OPERATION; MILROW EVENT; MANDREL OPERATION; RIO BLANCO EVENT; TRITIUM; ARGON 37; KRYPTON 85; XENON 133; XENON 135; IODINE 131; STRONTIUM 90; PLUTONIUM 238; PLUTONIUM 239; POTASSIUM; CESIUM 137; TOGGLE OPERATION; RULISON EVENT; FAULTLESS EVENT; CROSSTIE OPERATION; GASBUGGY EVENT
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:
1986 Apr 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0156
Accession Number:
NV0067284
Document Number(s):
EPA600486022
Originating Research Org.:
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
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 MENT OF ENERGY. THIS MONITORING IS CONDUCTED TO DOCUMENT COMPLIANCE WI TH STANDARDS, TO IDENTIFY TRENDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION, AND TO PR OVIDE SUCH INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. IT SUMMARIZES ACTIVITIES FOR CAL ENDAR YEAR 1985. NO RADIOACTIVITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO NTS ACTIVITIES WAS D ETECTABLE OFFSITE BY THE MONITORING NETWORKS. USING RECORDED WIND DATA AND PASQUILL STABILITY CATEGORIES, ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION CALCULATION S BASED ON REPORTED RADIONUCLIDES RELEASED YIELD AN ESTIMATED DOSE OF 0.0002 PERSON-REM TO THE POPULATION WITHIN 80 KILOMETER OF THE NTS DUR ING 1985. WORLD-WIDE FALLOUT OF KRYPTON-85, STRONTIUM-90, HTO, AND PLU TONIUM-239 DETECTED BY THE MONITORING NETWORKS WOULD CAUSE MAXIMUM EXP OSURE TO AN INDIVIDUAL OF LESS THAN 0.14 MREM PER YEAR. PLUTONIUM IN A IR WAS STILL DETECTABLE ALONG WITH KRPTON-85, WHICH CONTINUED ITS GRAD UAL INCREASE, AS HAS BEEN REPORTED PREVIOUSLY. STRONTIUM IN MILK WAS N EAR THE DETECTION LIMIT. AN OCCASIONAL NET EXPOSURE TO OFFSITE RESIDEN TS HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE TLD NETWORK. ON INVESTIGATION, THE CAUSE O F SUCH NET EXPOSURES HAS BEEN DUE TO PERSONAL HABITS OR OCCUPATIONAL A CTIVITIES, NOT TO NTS ACTIVITIES.


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