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Environmental Levels of Radioactivity for the Oak Ridge Area Reports, 1959-1968
Originating Office: Applied Health Physics Section, Health Physics Divisions
Finding Aids: Document center databases
Series Description: This record series consists of reports (generated annually, semi-annually or quarterly from 1959 to 1968) which document the monitoring of the Oak Ridge area's environment for radioactivity. Both onsite and offsite stations tested water, air, soil, and food sources for various contaminants, measuring alpha, beta and gamma activity, and levels of cesium, strontium, cobalt, iodine, and uranium. Measurement units vary, but may be microcuries per cubic centimeter, picocuries per liter, or particles per square foot (uCi/cc, pCi/l, p/ft2). Tables, maps, and diagrams give sampling locations including Y-12 East Portal, Gallaher Gate, the Clinch River, Turnpike Gate, and offsite locations such as Norris Dam, Watts Bar Dam, and Berea, Kentucky.
Data Elements: 89, 103, 116, 117, 118, 124