An aerial radiological survey of the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station and surrounding area, Cordova, Illinois. Date of survey [electronic resource] : May 1989
- Rockville, Md. : U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1993.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 12 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- An aerial radiological survey was conducted over the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station in Cordova, Illinois, during the period May 9 through May 18, 1989. The survey was conducted at an altitude of 61 meters (200 feet) over a 65-square-kilometer (25-square-mile) area centered on the power station. The purpose of the survey was to document the terrestrial gamma environment of the Quad Cities Power Station and surrounding area and to determine any radiological impact on the area over the past twenty years. The results of the aerial survey are reported as inferred gamma radiation exposure rates at 1 meter above ground level in the form of a contour map. Outside the plant boundary, exposure rates were found to vary between 5 and 15 microroentgens per hour (μR/h) and were attributed to naturally-occurring uranium, thorium, and radioactive potassium gamma emitters. The aerial data were compared to ground-based ``benchmark`` exposure rate measurements and radionuclide assay of soil samples obtained within the survey boundary. The ground-based measurements were found to be in good agreement with those inferred from the aerial measuring system.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:egg--10617-1219
- Other Subject(s):
- Published through SciTech Connect.
EG and G Energy Measurements, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Remote Sensing Lab.
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Topical; 05/01/1989 - 05/01/1989
- Funding Information:
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