Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 314, Issue 2, pp 1095–1101 | Cite as

Citizen-based environmental radiation monitoring network

  • B. Alemayehu
  • M. Mckinzie
  • T. Cochran
  • D. Sythe
  • R. Randrup
  • E. Lafargue


This paper discusses a Citizen Radiation Monitoring project designed and implemented by the Natural Resources Defense Council . The goal of the project was to implement a radiation monitoring system that provides radiation data accessible to the public. The monitoring system consisted of usage of a radiation detector integrated with near real-time data collection and visualization. The monitoring systems were installed at five different locations and background radiation measurements were taken. The developed monitoring system demonstrated that citizen-based monitoring system could provide accessible radiation data to the general public and relevant to the area where they live.


Citizen science Environmental radiation monitoring Real-time data communication 



Funding for the Citizen Radiation Monitoring Project was provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear ProgramNatural Resources Defense CouncilWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.IMI-International Medcom, Inc, SebastopolSebastopolUSA

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