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Radiochemical Sample Collection Information — Query Results

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General Notes:

  1. Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) 2017 methods can be located using the SAM website (https://www.epa.gov/homeland-security-research/sam).

  2. Sample container, holding times, preservation, and sample preparation information has been derived from requirements stated in the SAM 2017 methods, in Section 7.0 of the Sample Collection Information Document (SCID) (https://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=339258), or best professional judgment. Holding times can be significantly less than 6 months, depending on the specific isotope targeted and its concentration in the sample.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Air Filter

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Asphalt Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Americium-241 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Asphalt Roofing Material Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Americium-241 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
250 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Brick
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Americium-241 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Concrete
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Americium-241 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Drinking Water

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Granite
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Americium-241 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Stucco
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Americium-241 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241
Sample Type:
Vegetation

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: Am-04-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM) 

Confirmatory: Am-04-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2  

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Am-241 (EPA)

Confirmatory: Am-04-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
Qualitative: No sample preservation is required if sample is delivered to the laboratory within 3 days of collection.
If the sample is to be held for more than 3 days, add concentrated HNO3 to achieve a pH < 2.

Confirmatory: Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2  

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Method for Fusion of Soil and Soil-Related Matrices (EPA)

Confirmatory: Am-01-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: Am-04-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (alpha)
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Actinides and Sr-89/90 in Vegetation (DOE SRS)

Confirmatory: Am-06-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required   
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 
901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Americium-241 (gamma)
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Am-241 half life = 432 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Californium-252 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cf-252 half life = 2.64 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Californium-252 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cf-252 half life = 2.64 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Californium-252 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cf-252 half life = 2.64 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Californium-252 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar, or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cf-252 half life = 2.64 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Californium-252 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cf-252 half life = 2.64 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Californium-252
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Am-06-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cf-252 half life = 2.64 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cs-137 half life = 30.17 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cs-137 half life = 30.17 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cs-137 half life = 30.17 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cs-137 half life = 30.17 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cs-137 half life = 30.17 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cesium-137
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cs-137 half life = 30.17 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Co-60 half life = 5.27 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Co-60 half life = 5.27 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Co-60 half life = 5.27 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Co-60 half life = 5.27 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Co-60 half life = 5.27 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Cobalt-60
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Co-60 half life = 5.27 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Curium-244 in Air Particulate Filters, Swipes and Soil (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cm-244 half life = 18.1 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Curium-244 in Water (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cm-244 half life = 18.1 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Curium-244 in Water (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cm-244 half life = 18.1 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Curium-244 in Air Particulate Filters, Swipes and Soil (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cm-244 half life = 18.1 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Curium-244 in Air Particulate Filters, Swipes and Soil (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cm-244 half life = 18.1 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Curium-244
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: Am-06-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Cm-244 half life = 18.1 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Eu-154 half life = 8.59 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Eu-154 half life = 8.59 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Eu-154 half life = 8.59 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Eu-154 half life = 8.59 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Eu-154 half life = 8.59 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Europium-154
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Eu-154 half life = 8.59 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter (limited to counting geometry size)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample size listed is based on the amount needed to determine total gamma radiation. 
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample size listed is based on the amount needed to determine total gamma radiation.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample size listed is based on the amount needed to determine total gamma radiation. 
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2 

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 - 1,000 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample size listed is based on the amount needed to determine total gamma radiation. 
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe (limited to counting geometry size)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample size listed is based on the amount needed to determine total gamma radiation. 
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gamma
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample size listed is based on the amount needed to determine total gamma radiation. 
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
FRMAC, Vol. 2, pg. 33 (DOE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter (limited to counting geometry size)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
7110 B (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L (solids limited)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
900.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L (solids limited)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
AP1 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
FRMAC, Vol. 2, pg. 33 (DOE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe (limited to counting geometry size)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Alpha
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
AP1 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
FRMAC, Vol. 2, pg. 33 (DOE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter (limited to counting geometry size)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
7110 B (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L (solids limited)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2 

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
900.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L (solids limited)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2  

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
AP1 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar, or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
FRMAC, Vol. 2, pg. 33 (DOE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe (limited to counting geometry size)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Gross Beta
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
AP1 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(In-111 half life = 2.8 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(In-111 half life = 2.8 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(In-111 half life = 2.8 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(In-111 half life = 2.8 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(In-111 half life = 2.8 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Indium-111
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(In-111 half life = 2.8 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Procedure #9 (ORISE)

This procedure should be used only for filters specifically designed for iodine.
Sample Size Collected:
1 charcoal cartridge

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(I-125 half life = 59.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Procedure #9 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(I-125 half life = 59.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Procedure #9 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(I-125 half life = 59.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Procedure #9 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(I-125 half life = 59.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required. I-125 will volatilize with heat; store samples at room temperature if stored before shipping.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Procedure #9 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(I-125 half life = 59.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-125
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Procedure #9 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(I-125 half life = 59.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required. 
I-125 will volatilize with heat; store samples at room temperature if stored before shipping. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)

This procedure should be used only for filters specifically designed for iodine.
Sample Size Collected:
Charcoal or silver zeolite cartridge

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(I-131 half life = 8.03 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(I-131 half life = 8.03 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(I-131 half life = 8.03 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required (Sample acidification recommended in Method 901.1 should not be applied to samples collected for analysis of I-131)
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(I-131 half life = 8.03 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required. I-131 will volatilize with heat; store samples at room temperature if stored before shipping.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(I-131 half life = 8.03 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iodine-131
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(I-131 half life = 8.03 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required. 
I-131 will volatilize with heat; store samples at room temperature if stored before shipping.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Ir-192 half life = 173 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Ir-192 half life = 173 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Ir-192 half life = 173 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Ir-192 half life = 173 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Ir-192 half life = 173 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Iridium-192
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Ir-192 half life = 173 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Mo-99 half life = 65.94 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Mo-99 half life = 65.94 hours)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Mo-99 half life = 65.94 hours)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Mo-99 half life = 65.94 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Mo-99 half life = 65.94 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Molybdenum-99
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Mo-99 half life = 65.94 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-237 half life = 2.14 million years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-237 half life = 2.14 million years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 907.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-237 half life = 2.14 million years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-237 half life = 2.14 million years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-237 half life = 2.14 million years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-237
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-237 half life = 2.14 million years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-239 half life = 2.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-239 half life = 2.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-239 half life = 2.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-239 half life = 2.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-239 half life = 2.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Neptunium-239
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Np-239 half life = 2.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: RESL P-2 (DOE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(P-32 half life = 14.26 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: R4-73-014 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(P-32 half life = 14.26 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Radiochemical Method for P-32 in Water (EPA)

Confirmatory: R4-73-014 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(P-32 half life = 14.26 days)
Sample Preservative:
Qualitative: No sample preservation is required if sample is delivered to the laboratory within 3 days of sampling date/time. If the sample is to be held for more than 3 days, add concentrated HNO3 to achieve a pH < 2.   

Confirmatory: Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: RESL P-2 (DOE)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(P-32 half life = 14.26 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: RESL P-2 (DOE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(P-32 half life = 14.26 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Phosphorus-32
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: RESL P-2 (DOE)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(P-32 half life = 14.26 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Asphalt Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Brick
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Concrete
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Pu (EPA)

Confirmatory: EMSL-33 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
Qualitative: No sample preservation is required if sample is delivered to the laboratory within 3 days of collection.
If the sample is to be held for more than 3 days, add concentrated HNO3 to achieve a pH < 2.

Confirmatory: Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2  

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Granite
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Method for Fusion of Soil and Soil-Related Matrices (EPA)

Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Stucco
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-238
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Actinides and Sr-89/90 in Vegetation (DOE SRS)

Confirmatory: Am-06-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-238 half life = 87.7 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required   
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: D3084-05 (ASTM)

Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Asphalt Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Brick
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Concrete
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Pu (EPA)

Confirmatory: EMSL-33 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
Qualitative: No sample preservation is required if sample is delivered to the laboratory within 3 days of collection.
If the sample is to be held for more than 3 days, add concentrated HNO3 to achieve a pH < 2.

Confirmatory: Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Granite
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Method for Fusion of Soil and Soil-Related Matrices (EPA)

Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Stucco
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Plutonium-238 and Plutonium-239/240 in Building Materials
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Plutonium-239
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Actinides and Sr-89/90 in Vegetation (DOE SRS)

Confirmatory: Am-06-RC (HASL-300) 
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Pu-239 half life = 24,100 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required   
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Method 111 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Po-210 half life = 138 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Po-02-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Po-210 half life = 138 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Po-02-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Po-210 half life = 138 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Po-02-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Po-210 half life = 138 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Method 111 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Po-210 half life = 138 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Polonium-210
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Po-02-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Po-210 half life = 138 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Ra-226 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-223 half life = 11.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method 
for Ra-226 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-223 half life = 11.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Ra-226 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-223 half life = 11.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Ra-226 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-223 half life = 11.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Ra-226 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-223 half life = 11.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-223
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Ra-226 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-223 half life = 11.4 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Radium-226 in Building Materials (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: 7500-Ra B (SM)

Confirmatory: 7500-Ra C (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Asphalt Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
• EPA NAREL - Radium-226 in Bitumen, Aggregate, Stone or other Solid Samples: Rapid Method for High-Activity Samples

• EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Radium-226 in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates:  250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Brick
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Radium-226 in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates:  250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Concrete
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Radium-226 in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates:  250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Radiochemical Methods for Ra-226 (EPA)

Confirmatory: 903.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
Qualitative: No sample preservation is required if sample is delivered to the laboratory within 3 days of collection.
If the sample is to be held for more than 3 days, add concentrated HNO3 to achieve a pH < 2.

Confirmatory: Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2 

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.

 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Granite
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Radium-226 in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates:  250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Method for Radium in Soil (EPA)

Confirmatory: AP7 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Stucco
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Radium-226 in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates:  250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: Rapid Radiochemical Method for Radium-226 in Building Materials (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Radium-226
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ra-03-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ra-226 half life = 1,600 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Re-188 half life = 16.9 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Re-188 half life = 16.9 hours)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Re-188 half life = 16.9 hours)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Re-188 half life = 16.9 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Re-188 half life = 16.9 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rhenium-188
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Re-188 half life = 16.9 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Rb-82 half life = 75 seconds)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Rb-82 half life = 75 seconds)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Rb-82 half life = 75 seconds)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Rb-82 half life = 75 seconds)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Rb-82 half life = 75 seconds)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Rubidium-82
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Rb-82 half life = 75 seconds)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-103 half life = 39.3 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM) 
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-103 half life = 39.3 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-103 half life = 39.3 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-103 half life = 39.3 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-103 half life = 39.3 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-103
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-103 half life = 39.3 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-106 half life = 374 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-106 half life = 374 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-106 half life = 374 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-106 half life = 374 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-106 half life = 374 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Ruthenium-106
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Ru-106 half life = 374 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter (limited to counting geometry size)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2  

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 - 1,000 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe (limited to counting geometry size)

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Select Mixed Fission Products
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Se-75 half life = 120 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 7120 (SM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Se-75 half life = 120 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Se-75 half life = 120 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Se-75 half life = 120 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Se-75 half life = 120 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Selenium-75
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months 

(Se-75 half life = 120 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Strontium in Food and Bioenvironmental Samples (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-89 half life = 50.53 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 905.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-89 half life = 50.53 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 905.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-89 half life = 50.53 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Actinides and Sr-89/90 in Soil Samples (DOE SRS)

Confirmatory: Strontium in Food and Bioenvironmental Samples (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-89 half life = 50.53 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Strontium in Food and Bioenvironmental Samples (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-89 half life = 50.53 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-89
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Actinides and Sr-89/90 in Soil Samples (DOE SRS)

Confirmatory: Strontium in Food and Bioenvironmental Samples (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-89 half life = 50.53 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required   
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: Sr-03-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: D5811-08 (ASTM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle 
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Asphalt Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Strontium-90 (Sr-90) in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Brick
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Strontium-90 (Sr-90) in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Concrete
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Strontium-90 (Sr-90) in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Radiochemical Methods for Sr-90 (EPA)

Confirmatory: 905.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Samples should be collected in 1-L plastic containers
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
Qualitative: No sample preservation is required if sample is delivered to the laboratory within 3 days of sampling date/time. If the sample is to be held for more than 3 days, add concentrated HNO3 to achieve a pH < 2. 

Confirmatory: Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Granite
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Strontium-90 (Sr-90) in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Method for Sodium Carbonate  Fusion of Soil and Soil-Related Matrices (EPA)

Confirmatory: Sr-03-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Stucco
Sample Preparation Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Rapid Method for Sodium Hydroxide Fusion of Concrete and Brick Matrices Prior to Americium, Plutonium, Strontium, Radium, and Uranium Analyses for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
EPA NAREL - Rapid Radiochemical Method for Strontium-90 (Sr-90) in Building Materials for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
Sample Size Collected:
25 grams

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all the radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Chips, rubble, particulates: 250-mL or larger plastic jars or sample bottles

Cores, cuttings, bulk materials: Large zip-locking or plastic bag with ties, and/or box (steel, wood or fiberboard)
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the sample containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Rapid Methods for Acid or Fusion Digestion (EPA)

Confirmatory: Sr-03-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Strontium-90
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: Actinides and Sr-89/90 in Vegetation (DOE SRS)

Confirmatory: Sr-03-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Sr-90 half life = 28.8 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required   
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 
AP5 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99 half life = 211,000 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 
D7168-05 (ASTM)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99 half life = 211,000 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 
Tc-02-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99 half life = 211,000 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 
AP5 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99 half life = 211,000 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 
AP5 (ORISE)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99 half life = 211,000 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative: AP5 (ORISE)

Confirmatory: Tc-01-RC (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99 half life = 211,000 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99m half life = 6 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99m half life = 6 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 901.1 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99m half life = 6 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99m half life = 6 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99m half life = 6 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Technetium-99m
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: Ga-01-R (HASL-300)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Tc-99m half life = 6 hours)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-227 half life = 18.7 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-227 half life = 18.7 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 907.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-227 half life = 18.7 days)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-227 half life = 18.7 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-227 half life = 18.7 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-227
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-227 half life = 18.7 days)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-228 half life = 1.9 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-228 half life = 1.9 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 907.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-228 half life = 1.9 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-228 half life = 1.9 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-228 half life = 1.9 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-228
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-228 half life = 1.9 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-230 half life = 7.5 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-230 half life = 7.5 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 907.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-230 half life = 7.5 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Granite

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Soil & Sediment
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
100 g

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) large-mouth bottle, jar or plastic bag. Borosilicate glass wide-mouth jar may also be used.
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-230 half life = 7.5 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Stucco

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Surface Wipes
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 wipe

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-230 half life = 7.5 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-230
Sample Type:
Vegetation
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1-gallon tightly packed zipper-locked bag or plastic container

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) bag with zipper lock and durability to resist punctures OR wide-mouth plastic container
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-230 half life = 7.5 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-232
Sample Type:
Air Filter
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
1 filter

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Glassine envelope, polyacrylic plastic Petri dish, or polyethylene plastic bag
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-232 half life = 1.4 x 1010 years)
Sample Preservative:
No preservation required  
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-232
Sample Type:
Aqueous & Liquid
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: SOP for Actinides in Environmental Matrices (EPA-NAREL)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-232 half life = 1.4 x 1010 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. 
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number prominently displayed. The specific label required (White 1, Yellow 2, or Yellow 3) is based on the limits specified in 49 CFR 172.403.
Notes:
NA
 
Analyte:
Thorium-232
Sample Type:
Asphalt paving material

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-232
Sample Type:
Asphalt shingles

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-232
Sample Type:
Brick

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-232
Sample Type:
Concrete

Note: At this time, the Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins
does not include information for this analyte in this sample type.

 
Analyte:
Thorium-232
Sample Type:
Drinking Water
Analytical Method(s) Listed in SAM 2017
Qualitative and Confirmatory: 907.0 (EPA)
Sample Size Collected:
2 - 4 L

NOTE: Sample sizes are provided for guidance, and may vary depending on the specific contamination incident, data quality objectives and requirements, and laboratory radiochemistry license considerations. The sample sizes listed are based on the amount needed to support analyses addressing all radioisotopes listed in SAM 2017.
Sample Container:
Plastic (polypropylene or polyethylene) or borosilicate glass small-mouth bottle
Holding Time:
Maximum 6 months

(Th-232 half life = 1.4 x 1010 years)
Sample Preservative:
Preserve sample with HNO3 or HCl to pH < 2

If dissolved components are to be determined, samples requiring preservation must be filtered prior to preservation. Drinking water samples can be preserved in the laboratory within 5 days of collection, if sample collectors are not able to preserve the samples in the field.
Packaging Requirements:
Wipe outside of each container clean using a damp, then dry cloth. Seal the container with non-reactive tape or film. Determine the radiation-specific activity of the sample(s) and pack samples outside the contaminated area. Samples must be packed in a manner that protects the integrity of the containers. Samples should be surrounded by shock absorbing and liquid absorbent packing materials (49 CFR 173.24 and 173.453). Check the radiation-specific activity from the packaged samples (49 CFR 173.403).
Shipping Label:
Shipping labels per requirements of 49 CFR 173. Determine the radiation levels on the surface and at 1 meter from the surface of the package, and label. Although the package required for transporting radioactive material is based on the activity INSIDE the package, the label required on the transport package is based on the radiation hazard OUTSIDE the package. Radioactive material is the only hazardous material that has three possible labels, depending on the relative radiation levels external to the package. Labels for radioactive material also require a Transportation Index (TI) number which indicates the highest radiation level measured at 1 meter from the surface of the package. The three possible labels are commonly called White 1, Yellow 2, and Yellow 3, referring to the color of the label and the number promin