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Rapid Assessment Methods for Environmental Radioactivity Training Course

Environmental Sciences, Nuclear Engineering and International Atomic Energy Agency
March 21, 2014 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Building 223
Training Class
Argonne's Environmental Science and Nuclear Engineering Divisions in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are hosting a training course on rapid assessment methods for environmental radioactivity.

The course addresses the needs of Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity (ALMERA) network laboratories interested in enhancing their rapid analytical capabilities supporting the assessment of environmental contamination in emergency situations.

The purpose of the course is to provide participants with intensive training on selected relevent topics, including:

  • Rapid radiochemical laboratory procedure validated by ALMERA laboratories and published by the IAEA.
  • Field detection and sampling in case of environmental contamination.
  • Quality aspects of sampling and analytical work.
  • Data evaluation and management.
  • Specific applications of the RESRAD dose assessment codes.

Organized through the Nuclear Engineering Division's International Programs and sponsored by the Department of State, the course session will run through Friday, March 21, 2014

As part of this event, Environmental Science and Nuclear Engineering Division researchers are hosting 24 IAEA scientists from 20 countries for training that involves lectures as well as laboratory hands-on practical work and field work.

Safety support for this training course session was provided by Argonne's Environment, Safety & Quality Assurance Division. The New Brunswick Laboratory provided some of the equipment for the laboratory work.

For additional details and the full training course schedule visit the IAEA Training Course Website.