Environmental Surveillance Program Sampling Schedule                                                                 Go back

Sample Type
Analysis

Collection Frequency

LOCATIONS

Distant

Boundary

INL Site

AIR SAMPLING

LOW-VOLUME AIR

Gross Alpha,
Gross Beta, 131I

weekly

Blackfoot, Craters of the Moon, Dubois, Idaho Falls, Jackson WY, Sugar City

Arco, Atomic City, FAA Tower, Howe, Monteview, Mud Lake, Blue Dome

Main Gate, EFS, Van Buren

Gamma Spec

quarterly

Blackfoot, Craters of the Moon, Dubois, Idaho Falls, Jackson WY, Sugar City

Arco, Atomic City, FAA Tower, Howe, Monteview, Mud Lake, Blue Dome

Main Gate, EFS, Van Buren

90Sr, Transuranics

quarterly

Rotating schedule

Rotating schedule

Rotating schedule

ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE

Tritium

2 to 13 weeks

Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Sugar City

Atomic City

None

PRECIPITATION

Tritium

monthly

Idaho Falls

None

CFA

Tritium

weekly

None

None

EFS

DRINKING WATER

Gross Alpha, Gross Beta,  Tritium

Semiannually

Craters of the Moon, Idaho Falls, Minidoka, Shoshone

Atomic City, Howe, Mud Lake, Rest Area

None

SURFACE WATER

Gross Alpha, Gross Beta,  Tritium

Semiannually

Buhl, Hagerman, Twin Falls

None

Big Lost River (when flowing)

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION SAMPLING

TLDs/OSLDs

Gamma Radiation

semiannual

Aberdeen, Blackfoot (2), Craters of the Moon, Dubois, Idaho Falls, Jackson WY, Minidoka, Sugar City, Roberts

Arco, Atomic City, Birch Creek, Blue Dome, Howe, Monteview, Mud Lake

None

SOIL SAMPLING

SOIL

Gamma Spec, 90Sr, Transuranics

biennially

Carey, Blackfoot, St. Anthony

Butte City, Monteview, Atomic City, FAA Tower, Howe, Mud Lake (2), Birch Creek, Frenchman’s Cabin

None

FOODSTUFF SAMPLING

MILK

Gamma Spec (131I)

weekly

Idaho Falls

None

None

Gamma Spec (131I)

monthly

Blackfoot, Dietrich, Fort Hall, Idaho Falls, Minidoka

Howe, Terreton

None

Tritium, 90Sr

Semi-annually

Blackfoot, Dietrich, Fort Hall, Idaho Falls, Minidoka

Howe, Terreton

None

POTATOES

Gamma Spec, 90Sr

annually

Vaires among Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Rupert, Shelley, Hamer, occasional samples across the U.S.

Varies among Arco, Monteview, Mud Lake, Terreton

None

ALFALFA

 

Gamma Spec, 90Sr

annually

None

Mud Lake

None

GRAIN

Gamma Spec,  90Sr

annually

Varies among American Falls, Blackfoot, Carey, Idaho Falls, Rupert/Minidoka, Roberts

Vaires among Arco, Monteview, Mud Lake, Taber, Terreton

None

LETTUCE

Gamma Spec, 90Sr

annually

Varies among Blackfoot, Carey, Idaho Falls, Rigby, Sugar City

Varies among Arco, Atomic City, FAA Tower, Howe, Monteview

EFS

BIG GAME

Gamma Spec

varies

Occasional samples across the U.S.

Public Highways

INL Site roads

WATERFOWL

Gamma Spec, 90Sr, Transuranics

annually

Varies among: Heise, Firth, Fort Hall, Mud Lake, Market Lake, and American Falls

None

INL Site wastewater disposal ponds