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Environmental Monitoring for Radiation

Our basic definition of health physics included concepts of the protection of humans and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation while permitting its beneficial uses. It is practically a universally accepted axiom that protection of the environment is in the best interests of the human race, and even with this consideration aside, most reasonable persons recognize an ethical responsibility for people to protect the environment that they affect by their very existence and their activities. Protection of human beings remains at the center of our concerns when monitoring the environment for the presence and migration of radionuclides. People live best when living in harmony with nature, of course, so a clean and healthy environment has indirect benefits for all of us as well.We are always concerned about potential carcinogens moving through environmental pathways and possibly reaching human receptors.

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Environmental Monitoring Radioactive Waste Fuel Assembly Radioactive Material Spend Fuel 
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