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Title: Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1991. Environmental protection group

This report describes the environmental surveillance program conducted by Los Alamos National Laboratory during 1991. Routine monitoring for radiation and for radioactive and chemical materials is conducted on the Laboratory site as well as in the surrounding region. Monitoring results are used to determine compliance with appropriate standards and to permit early identification of potentially undesirable trends. Results and interpretation of data for 1991 cover external penetrating radiation; quantities of airborne emissions and effluents; concentrations of chemicals and radionuclides in ambient air, surface waters and groundwaters, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, and foodstuffs; and environmental compliance. Comparisons with appropriate standards, regulations, and background levels provide the basis for concluding that environmental effects from Laboratory operations are small and do not pose a threat to the public, Laboratory employees, or the environment.
Authors:
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  1. comps.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10184163
Report Number(s):
LA--12572-ENV
ON: DE93019549; TRN: 93:021674
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1993
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; LANL; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; MONITORING; GROUND WATER; FOOD; AIR; SURFACE WATERS; SOILS; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; RADIATION MONITORING; SEDIMENTS; RADIATION DOSES; COMPILED DATA; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; TOXIC MATERIALS; WILD ANIMALS 054000; 540250; 540230; 540220; 540150; 540350; 052000; HEALTH AND SAFETY; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES; WASTE MANAGEMENT