U.S. DOE. Compendium of EPA-Approved Analytical Methods for Measuring Radionuclides in Drinking Water. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance, Air, Water and Radiation Division. June 1998.
The purpose of this report is to provide a compilation and brief summary of all methods approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for analyzing radionuclides in drinking water. The report also provides references for each approved method. The report is intended to be used by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory managers and technicians as a guide for identifying those analytical methods that are acceptable to the EPA for radionuclide analysis. This report provides summary information on each method, to include the methodology, reference, minimum detectable level, sample size, counting time, and noteworthy features. Although this report does not provide detailed discussions of each method, limited comments are provided that may help direct laboratory personnel to the method that is most appropriate for a particular application.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.