Quality assurance manual plutonium liquid scintillation methods and procedures

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Nose swipe analysis is a very important tool for Radiation Protection personnel. Nose swipe analysis is a very fast and accurate method for (1) determining if a worker has been exposed to airborne plutonium contamination and (2) Identifying the area where there has been a possible plutonium release. Liquid scintillation analysis techniques have been effectively applied to accurately determine the plutonium alpha activity on nose swipe media. Whatman-40 paper and Q-Tips are the only two media which have been evaluated and can be used for nose swipe analysis. Presently, only Q-Tips are used by Group HSE-1 Radiation Protection Personnel. However, ... continued below

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Romero, L. January 1, 1997.

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Nose swipe analysis is a very important tool for Radiation Protection personnel. Nose swipe analysis is a very fast and accurate method for (1) determining if a worker has been exposed to airborne plutonium contamination and (2) Identifying the area where there has been a possible plutonium release. Liquid scintillation analysis techniques have been effectively applied to accurately determine the plutonium alpha activity on nose swipe media. Whatman-40 paper and Q-Tips are the only two media which have been evaluated and can be used for nose swipe analysis. Presently, only Q-Tips are used by Group HSE-1 Radiation Protection Personnel. However, both swipe media will be discussed in this report.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96014027

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  • 30. midyear topical meeting of the Health Physics Society, San Jose, CA (United States), 5-8 Jan 1997

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  • Other: DE96014027
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-2055
  • Report No.: CONF-970134--18
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 420401
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679508

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Romero, L. Quality assurance manual plutonium liquid scintillation methods and procedures, article, January 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679508/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.