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Title: Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1995

This report describes the environmental surveillance program at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL or the Laboratory) during 1995. The Laboratory routinely monitors for radiation and for radioactive and nonradioactive materials at (or on) Laboratory sites as well as in the surrounding region. LANL uses the monitoring result to determine compliance with appropriate standards and to identify potentially undesirable trends. Data were collected in 1995 to assess external penetrating radiation; quantities of airborne emissions and liquid effluents; concentrations of chemicals and radionuclides in ambient air, surface waters and groundwaters, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, and foodstuffs; and environmental compliance. Using comparisons with standards, regulations, and background levels, this report concludes that environmental effects from Laboratory operations are small and do not pose a demonstrable threat to the public, Laboratory employees, or the environment.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
464131
Report Number(s):
LA--13210-ENV
ON: DE97005277; TRN: 97:010133
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1996
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; LANL; LIQUID WASTES; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AEROSOL WASTES; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; RADIATION MONITORING; REGULATIONS; COMPLIANCE; SURFACE WATERS; GROUND WATER; SOILS