FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A MOBILE LABORATORY TO EVALUATE ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION CONTAMINATION
EDGERTON GERMESHAUSEN AND GRIER INC SANTA BARBARA CA SANTA BARBARA
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A study of the laboratory requirements necessary for evaluating radioactive contamination of food, water and biological specimens has been completed. From the information obtained, a mobile laboratory facility with the capability of qualitative and quantitative analyses of millimicrocurie amounts of alpha, beta and gamma emitting radioisotope contaminants was designed. The laboratory utilizes sufficient shielding so all analyses can be performed in a two milliroentgen per hour gamma radiation field and where the average gamma energy is one mev. The entire laboratory including all electronics, detectors, shielding, power supplies, motor generator, laboratory structure and hardware, and transport container weighs less than two thousand pounds and has a total power requirement 115 volts a.c. - 60 cycle of four kilowatts. Power is furnished by a self-contained gasoline driven motor generator. The laboratory in its cubic transport container, six feet on a side, is thus readily transportable either by helicopter or truck.
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