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Environmental Sampling and Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program

DOE FRMAC Method Volume 2, Page 33: Gross Alpha and Beta in Air


FRMAC. 1998. “Gross Alpha and Beta in Air.” FRMAC Monitoring and Analysis Manual – Sample Preparation and Analysis - Volume 2, DOE/NV/11718-181, UC-707, p. 33.


Analytical Method


EPA’s Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) lists this method for gross alpha and gross beta determination in air filters, and for direct counting of americium-241; californium-252; cesium-137; cobalt-60; curium-244; europium-154; iridium-192; neptunium-237 and -239; plutonium-238 and -239; polonium-210; radium-223 and -226; rhenium-188; rubidium-82; ruthenium-103 and -106; strontium-90; technetium-99; thorium-227, -228, -230 and -232; and uranium-234, -235 and-238 in surface wipes.

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