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, Rexburg

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, Rexburg

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, Rexburg

Atomic City

None

PRECIPITATION

Tritium

monthly

Idaho Falls

None

CFA

Tritium

weekly

None

None

EFS

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION SAMPLING

TLDs

Gamma Radiation

semiannual

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

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

None

SOIL SAMPLING

SOIL

Gamma Spec, 90Sr, Transuranics

biennially

Carey, Crystal Ice Caves (Aberdeen), Blackfoot, St. Anthony

Butte City, Monteview, Atomic City, FAA Tower, Howe, Mud Lake (2), Birch Creek

None

FOODSTUFF SAMPLING

MILK

Gamma Spec (131I)

weekly

Idaho Falls

None

None

Gamma Spec (131I)

monthly

Blackfoot, Dietrich, Fort Hall, Idaho Falls, Minidoka, Moreland

Howe, Terreton

None

Tritium, 90Sr

Semi-annually

Blackfoot, Dietrich, Fort Hall, Idaho Falls, Minidoka, Moreland

Howe, Terreton

None

POTATOES

Gamma Spec, 90Sr

annually

Aberdeen, Blackfoot, Fort Hall, Idaho Falls, Rupert, Taber, occasional samples across the U.S.

Arco, Monteview, Mud Lake, Terreton

None

WHEAT

Gamma Spec,  90Sr

annually

American Falls, Blackfoot, Dietrich, Idaho Falls, Minidoka, Carey

Arco, Monteview, Mud Lake, Taber, Terreton

None

LETTUCE

Gamma Spec, 90Sr

annually

Blackfoot, Carey, Idaho Falls, Pocatello

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

Wastewater disposal ponds