Accession Number : AD0271023

Title :   THE SM-1 ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING PROGRAM, NOVEMBER 1954- DECEMBER 1960

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : PRESSMAN, MAURICE ; PRUETT, PAUL B

PDF Url : AD0271023

Report Date : 31 Aug 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : An environmental radiological monitoring program was conducted. All data obtained during a period extending from 1 1/2 years prior to SM-1 reactor start-up through more than 3 years of reactor operation are summarized. The period extended from November 1954 through December 1960. Samples assayed for radioactivity include the following: River water and botton silt; SM-1 condenser cooling water; subsurface ground water; rain and snow; atmospheric particles obtained by air filtration and fallout; and biota. The report concludes that after more than 3 years of SM-1 reactor operation, no significant increase has been noted in the radiological background level in the Fort Belvoir area.

Descriptors :   *PRESSURIZED WATER REACTORS, *RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION, FALLOUT, FISHES, MEASUREMENT, SEDIMENTATION, SOILS, WATER

Subject Categories : Nuclear Fission Reactors(power)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE