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Title: Measuring Concentrations of Particulate 140La in the Air

This article discusses deployment of air-samplers to measure the concentration of radioactive material in the air during the Full-Scale Radiological Dispersal Device experiments. Positioned 100-600 meters downwind of the release point, the filters were collected immediately and analyzed in a field laboratory. The article discusses quantities for total activity collected on the air filters as well as additional information to compute the average or integrated air concentrations. In the case of a public emergency, this type of information would be important for decision makers and responders.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Remote Sensing Lab. (RSL), Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1329325
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946--2565
Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25946; AC05‐76RL01830
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Health Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 110; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Publisher:
Health Physics Society
Research Org:
Nevada Test Site/National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Emergency Operations (NA-40)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS radioactivity; airborne; air sampling; inhalation; emergency planning; Derived Air Concentration