Los Alamos Area Air Sample Test Results Show Americium-241, Plutonium-239 And Cesium-137

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New Las Conchas Fire Air Sample Monitoring Information (New Mexico Environment Department (Radiation Control Bureau), July 11, 2011):

The air sample monitoring units were set in various locations and managed by the DOE Radiological Assistance Program as requested by the New Mexico Environment Department. The air sample monitoring and locations were validated for accuracy by the New Mexico Environment Department, Radiation Control Bureau.

The air monitoring results for 137-Cesium, 239-Plutonium, and 241-Americium are below air effluent Concentrations as specified in Table II of 20.3.4.461 NMAC, and are in compliance with “Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public” 20.3.4.413 and “Compliance with Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public” as specified under 20.3.4.414 NMAC.

1-MDA, Minimum Detectable Activity, is based on natural background, the time period of the measurement and the volume and was provided by DOE Radiological Assistance Program.

2-NDA (No Detectable Activity), means there is no measurable activity above the MDA.


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