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Title: Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1987

This report describes the environmental surveillance program conducted by Los Alamos National Laboratory during 1987. Routine monitoring for radiation and radioactive or 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 1987 cover: external penetrating radiation; quantities of airborne emissions and liquid effluents; concentrations of chemicals and radionuclides in ambient air, surface and ground waters, 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 insignificant and do not pose a threat to the public, Laboratory employees, or the environment. 113 refs., 33 figs., 120 tabs.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5117950
Report Number(s):
LA-11306-ENV
ON: DE88009684
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; LASL; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; AMERICIUM 241; CESIUM 137; COMPLIANCE; GROUND WATER; LAND POLLUTION CONTROL; MONITORING; PLUTONIUM 238; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; REGULATIONS; SOILS; SURFACE WATERS; TRITIUM; WATER POLLUTION MONITORS; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; AMERICIUM ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; CONTROL; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HEAVY NUCLEI; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MASS TRANSFER; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MONITORS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES; POLLUTION CONTROL; RADIOISOTOPES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WATER; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 500300* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 510300 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 520300 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1989); 520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 053000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Environmental Aspects