Monitor 1000EC Quick Start Video

This video will get you started with the use of your Radiation Alert® Monitor 1000EC. Watch this quick start video guide to run through the menu and the general settings and features of your radiation detector. With the exception of the built in efficiencies, this video is also applicable to the Monitor 200 and Ranger models as well, as they all have the same basic, simple to use interface. Continue...

Environmental and Biological Studies on the Long-Term Effects of the Chernobyl Incident

Norman Klieman, PhD is the Director of the MS Degree Program in Radiological Sciences and Toxicology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York. He and his colleagues, at Columbia and other institutions, have been conducting environmental and biological studies on the long-term health effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in and around the region. Chris Thomas: Hi, this is Chris Thomas with S.E. International. How are you doing today? Norman Kleiman: Good. Hang on just one second. CT: Sure NK: I’m glad we finally connected! I really like your Ranger. CT: That’s great. Do y’all use the Ranger Wipe Test Plate for wipe sample counting? NK: No. I have a variety of different sources that we use with it and then we do a little bit of investigation. You know, hide some check sources and ask them to find them. I’m always open to new suggestions. Continue...

Dealing With Low-Level Radioactive Waste

Introduction Low level radioactive waste (LLRW) management is an important element of all radioactive material use programs. If that program generates wastes that must be removed from your site for disposal, LLRW management will consume significant financial resources as well. As the RSO. you want to use your resources as efficiently as possible. Using the information presented here should make efficiency a reality. Waste Minimization Plan The most subtle element of any low-level radioactive waste management program is a waste minimization plan. In its simplest form, the plan needs to convey the notion that your institution’s policy is to reduce, where and when possible, the volume of radioactive waste produced. This statement is perhaps obvious, but it needs to be on paper. The details of a conversation you have with a radioactive material user who promises to greatly reduce the magnitude of a waste stream is easily forgotten. A document, Continue...