Radiation Protection

Rapid Radiochemical Methods for Selected Radionuclides

This compendium of PDF documents provides rapid radioanalytical methods for selected radionuclides applicable to the intermediate and recovery phases of a nuclear or radiological incident requiring integrated laboratory response. These methods were developed to expedite the analytical turnaround time while providing quantitative results that meet measurement quality objectives. The methods documents were designed to present radioanalytical laboratory personnel, Incident Commanders (and their designees), and other field response personnel with key laboratory operational considerations and likely radioanalytical requirements, decision paths, and default data quality and measurement quality objectives for samples taken after a radiological or nuclear incident, including incidents caused by a terrorist attack.

It should be noted that these methods were not developed for compliance monitoring of drinking water samples, and they should not be construed to have EPA approval for that or for any other regulatory program. 

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