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This book provides practical guidance on developing cost-effective and defensible environmental sampling programs to support site characterization, site remediation, and building decontamination and decommissioning. It features new methodologies for characterizing radioactive environments, statistical approaches for designing environmental investigations, and chemical characterization techniques.
Up-to-date with the latest EPA guidelines, the text offers additional coverage of general media sampling, building material sampling, remote surveying, data verification and validation, and data quality assessment.
Introduction Summary of Major Environmental Laws and Regulations Environmental Laws Regulations Pertaining to Radionuclides Designing a Defensible Sampling Program General Considerations When Designing A Sampling Program DQO Implementation Process Field Investigation Methods Nonintrusive Methods Intrusive Methods Sample Preparation, Documentation, and Shipment Sample Preparation Documentation Quality Control Sampling Data Verification and Validation Data Verifi cation Data Validation Data Quality Assessment DQA Step 1: Review the Project's Objectives and Sampling Design DQA Step 2: Conduct a Preliminary Data Review DQA Step 3: Select the Statistical Method DQA Step 4: Verify the Assumptions of the Statistical Method DQA Step 5: Draw Conclusions from the Data Equipment Decontamination Chemical Decontamination Procedure Radiological Decontamination Procedure Health and Safety Training Requirements Medical Surveillance Hazard Overview Engineering Controls Air Monitoring Radiological Screening Instruments Site Control Personal Protective Equipment Management of Investigation-Derived Waste Appendix
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