THE SM-1 ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING PROGRAM, NOVEMBER 1954- DECEMBER 1960
ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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An environmental radiological monitoring program was conducted. All data obtained during a period extending from 1 12 years prior to SM-1 reactor start-up through more than 3 years of reactor operation are summarized. The period extended from November 1954 through December 1960. Samples assayed for radioactivity include the following River water and botton silt SM-1 condenser cooling water subsurface ground water rain and snow atmospheric particles obtained by air filtration and fallout and biota. The report concludes that after more than 3 years of SM-1 reactor operation, no significant increase has been noted in the radiological background level in the Fort Belvoir area.
- Nuclear Fission Reactors (Power)