Routine operations at
the Idaho National Laboratory
have the potential to release radioactive contaminants into the air and water. To
measure the levels of these contaminants, the Environmental Surveillance, Education
and Research Program (ESER) collects environmental samples, primarily off the INL Site, for the U.S. Department
of Energy, Idaho Operations Office.
2,000 samples of a variety of media are collected each year,
including air, water, foodstuffs and soil,as well as direct radiation
Sample collections are made over a nearly 9000 mi2
area of southeastern Idaho.
annual surveillance reports are available through the
website or by contacting the WAI ESER office in Idaho
Falls. Search our sampling results database at
Laboratory analyses are
performed by the Idaho State University
Assessment Laboratory and Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
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