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Development of a transportable system for radionuclide analysis

  • W. C. Cunningham
  • D. L. Anderson
  • W. H. Lamont
  • P. K. South
  • M. A. Rury
  • G. M. Beachley
  • J. M. Ondov
QA/AC and Radiological Emergency Response Measurements
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Abstract

Transportable radioanalytical systems were assembled and tested for quantitative determination of γ-emitting radionuclides and screening of β-emitting radionuclides. Standard operating procedures (SOPs), including instructions for assembly, disassembly, operation, sample collection and analysis, and all other procedures needed, were developed. Foods, as well as National Institute of Standards and Technology, International Atomic Energy Agency, and in-house Reference Materials were analyzed. An SOP for γ-emitting radionuclides was successfully tested at 3 locations.

Keywords

Radionuclide International Atomic Energy Agency Standard Operating Procedure Efficiency Curve Emergency Response Plan 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. C. Cunningham
    • 1
  • D. L. Anderson
    • 1
  • W. H. Lamont
    • 1
  • P. K. South
    • 2
  • M. A. Rury
    • 3
  • G. M. Beachley
    • 3
  • J. M. Ondov
    • 3
  1. 1.Elemental Research Branch (HFS-338)U. S. Food and Drug AdministrationCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Regulatory Policy Branch (HFS-306)U. S. Food and Drug AdministrationCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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