Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station (NAES) Radiological Baseline Survey in Support of USAF BOMARC Missile Accident Site Remediation Waste Transportation Plan, New Jersey
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The BOMARC Missile Site contains weapons grade plutonium WGP as the result of a nuclear weapon accident that occurred in 1960. This report documents a background radiological survey conducted in support of the truck transport and rail transfer of radiological waste from the USAF Boeing Michigan Aeronautical Research Center BOMARC, Fort Dix, N.J. through Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station NAES, N.J. to rail facilities connecting to the NAES. The survey was conducted from 9 - 10 January and 8 - 9 April 2002, with respresentatives from AFIERASDR, Environmental Division of Lakehurst NAES, and Navy Radiological Affairs Support Office RASO, Naval Sea Systems Command Detachment, Yorktown, VA. The survey consisted of in-situ gamma and alpha radiation measurements, and soil sampling. The soils were analyzed by high-resolution gamma spectroscopy analysis and isotopic plutonium through alpha spectroscopy. The results of the surveys were unremarkable and typical for background radionuclides. Plutonium concentrations ranged from -7 to 80 femtocuries per gram fCig, with a mean of 11.8 fCig.
- Nuclear Weapons
- Radiation Pollution and Control