The status and quality of radiation measurements for air

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Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, 1977 - Air - 32 pages
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Page i - FOREWORD Protection of the environment requires effective regulatory actions which are based on sound technical and scientific information. This information must include the quantitative description and linking of pollutant sources, transport mechanisms, interactions, and resulting effects on man and his environment. Because of the complexities involved, assessment of specific pollutants in the environment requires a total systems approach which transcends the media of air, water and land. The Environmental...
Page ii - This information must include the quantitative description and linking of pollutant sources, transport mechanisms, interactions, and resulting effects on man and his environment. Because of the complexities involved, assessment of specific pollutants in the environment requires a total systems approach which transcends the media of air, water, and land.
Page ii - ... transcends the media of air, water, and land. The Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory-Las Vegas contributes to the formation and enhancement of a sound monitoring data base for exposure assessment through programs designed to: • develop and optimize systems and strategies for monitoring pollutants and their impact on the environment • demonstrate new monitoring systems and technologies by applying them to fulfill special monitoring needs of the Agency's operating programs This...
Page 34 - Smiecinski 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NO. 9. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory Office of Research and Development US Environmental Protection Agency Las Vegas, Nevada 89114 10.
Page 34 - TECHNICAL REPORT DATA (Please read Instructions on the reverse before completing) 1. REPORT NO.
Page iii - As part of the radiation quality assurance program conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency, calibrated radionuclide solutions are distributed to participating laboratories for instrument calibration and yield determinations. Laboratory performance studies involving the analysis of radionuclides in environmental media are also conducted. A summary is given of the results of the air filter cross-check program for 1973-1975. Examination of these results indicate that gross alpha is the least...
Page 34 - ... 17. KEY WORDS AND DOCUMENT ANALYSIS DESCRIPTORS b.lDENTIFIERS/OPEN ENDED TERMS c. COSATI Field/Group Microorganisms Bacteria Refuse Disposal Viruses Wastes Manure Compost Incineration Landfill Sampling 13B 13. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT Release to Public 19. SECURITY CLASS (This Report) Unclassified 21.

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