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Title: Measurements of radon, thoron, isotopic uranium and thorium to determine occupational and environmental exposure and risk at Fernald Feed Materials Production Center. 1998 annual progress report

'The research objectives of this report are: (1) To develop an accurate personal radon/thoron monitor to quantitate exposure during remediation. This personal monitor is a miniaturization and modification of the area {sup 222}Rn monitor that has proven accuracy and precision. (2) To develop a personal aerosol particle size sampler, based on the principles of the novel sampler the author has developed. The sampler measures not only {sup 222}Rn decay product aerosol size but long lived nuclides. There are, as yet, no size distribution data on the aerosol particle size distribution of these nuclides during remediation, yet the aerosol particle size is the major determinant of lung dose. (3) To develop the sequential radiochemistry necessary to measure any environmental sample for {sup 228,230,232}Th, {sup 226,228}Ra, {sup 234,235,238}U and {sup 210}Pb. To utilize the radiochemistry to accurately trace and delineate these nuclides in the environment. To obtain historic and present radiochemical data to understand the need for supplemental soil/water etc. measurements.'
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
ON: DE00013452
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
New York Univ. School of Medicine, NY (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Science and Risk Policy
Country of Publication:
United States
56; 44; Progress Report; Progress Report; Biophysics; Biophysics; Doses; Doses; Measuring Instruments; Measuring Instruments; Measuring Methods; Measuring Methods; Health Hazards; Health Hazards; Ecology; Ecology; Risk Assessment; Risk Assessment PROGRESS REPORT; BIOPHYSICS; DOSES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEASURING METHODS; HEALTH HAZARDS; ECOLOGY; RISK ASSESSMENT