Citizen-based environmental radiation monitoring network
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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.
KeywordsCitizen 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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