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Environmental Radiation Gamma Radiation Readings for West Valley Site: Beginning 1995

This is a chart based on Environmental Radiation Surveillance Gamma Radiation Readings: Beginning 1995.

Row numberFacility/OperatorLocationYearQuarterGamma RadiationReported UnitComment
1BackgroundCapital District20121st18mrem/quarter
2BackgroundCapital District20122nd19mrem/quarter
3BackgroundCapital District20123rd24mrem/quarter
4BackgroundCapital District20124th24mrem/quarter
5West Valley SiteFox Valley Road20121st14mrem/quarter
6West Valley SiteFox Valley Road20122nd15mrem/quarterchange in TLD vendor; midway through quarter
7West Valley SiteFox Valley Road20123rdmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
8West Valley SiteFox Valley Road20124thmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
9West Valley SiteDutch Hill & Schrartz Road20121st15mrem/quarter
10West Valley SiteDutch Hill & Schrartz Road20122nd16mrem/quarter
11West Valley SiteDutch Hill & Schrartz Road20123rdmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
12West Valley SiteDutch Hill & Schrartz Road20124thmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
13West Valley SiteThomas Corner Road20121st15mrem/quarter
14West Valley SiteThomas Corner Road20122nd15mrem/quarter
15West Valley SiteThomas Corner Road20123rdmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
16West Valley SiteThomas Corner Road20124thmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
17West Valley SiteDutch Hill Road20121st15mrem/quarter
18West Valley SiteDutch Hill Road20122nd15mrem/quarter
19West Valley SiteDutch Hill Road20123rdmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
20West Valley SiteDutch Hill Road20124thmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
21West Valley SiteRoute 240 Zefer's Farm20121st14mrem/quarter
22West Valley SiteRoute 240 Zefer's Farm20122nd15mrem/quarter
23West Valley SiteRoute 240 Zefer's Farm20123rdmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
24West Valley SiteRoute 240 Zefer's Farm20124thmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
25West Valley SiteThomas Corner Road-Emerson Farm20121st15mrem/quarter
26West Valley SiteThomas Corner Road-Emerson Farm20122nd16mrem/quarter
27West Valley SiteThomas Corner Road-Emerson Farm20123rdmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
28West Valley SiteThomas Corner Road-Emerson Farm20124thmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
29West Valley SiteHeinz Road20121st15mrem/quarter
30West Valley SiteHeinz Road20122nd15mrem/quarter
31West Valley SiteHeinz Road20123rdmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
32West Valley SiteHeinz Road20124thmrem/quarterSampling discontinued after 2nd quarter 2012
33West Valley SiteRock Spring Road20121st16mrem/quarter
34West Valley SiteRock Spring Road20122nd17mrem/quarter
35West Valley SiteRock Spring Road20123rd20mrem/quarter
36West Valley SiteRock Spring Road20124th20mrem/quarter
37West Valley SiteFence Line at Waste Area20121st522mrem/quarterElevated radiation levels are expected at this monitoring location due to its proximity to a High Level Radioactive Waste Storage Facility. This is an on-site location. Access to this location is controlled by the site operator.
38West Valley SiteFence Line at Waste Area20122nd522mrem/quarterElevated radiation levels are expected at this monitoring location due to its proximity to a High Level Radioactive Waste Storage Facility. This is an on-site location. Access to this location is controlled by the site operator.
39West Valley SiteFence Line at Waste Area20123rd377mrem/quarterElevated radiation levels are expected at this monitoring location due to its proximity to a High Level Radioactive Waste Storage Facility. This is an on-site location. Access to this location is controlled by the site operator.
40West Valley SiteFence Line at Waste Area20124th378mrem/quarterElevated radiation levels are expected at this monitoring location due to its proximity to a High Level Radioactive Waste Storage Facility. This is an on-site location. Access to this location is controlled by the site operator.
41West Valley SiteSpringville- Erie County20121stmrem/quarterSample missing
42West Valley SiteSpringville- Erie County20122ndmrem/quarterSample missing
43West Valley SiteSpringville- Erie County20123rd18mrem/quarter
44West Valley SiteSpringville- Erie County20124th19mrem/quarter

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created Apr 08, 2013

updated Aug 14, 2013

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This chart shows Gamma Radiation measurements for the West Valley site compared to background measurements collected. Note that the results for the "Fence Line at Waste Area" location are elevated compared to other locations. Elevated radiation levels are expected at this monitoring location due to its proximity to a High Level Radioactive Waste Storage Facility. This is an on-site location. Access to this location is controlled by the site operator. Based on historical data and changes in site activities, monitoring at several locations was discontinued in July 2012 and going forward. Present locations monitored, in addition to the "Fence Line at Waste Area," are "Rock Spring Road" and "Springville-Erie County." Monitoring for this location was done in 1995 only. If a grey broken column appears, this means data was not collected for that instance. You will need to scroll through the table information to find the comment that will give additional information. Please note that this program is not designed, or intended to monitor releases from discharge points at a specific facility (e.g., a stack). The facility operator performs this type of monitoring to meet the requirements of its licensing agency (e.g., a federal agency or the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation). For more information, check out http://www.nyhealth.gov/radiation, or go to the “About” tab.

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New York State Department of Health
Source Link
http://www.nyhealth.gov/radiation
Dataset Summary
Organization
Center for Environmental Health
Time Period
Beginning 1995
Posting Frequency
Annually
Data Frequency
Scheduled quarterly; there may be occasional overlaps or unplanned variations in frequency
Dataset Owner
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
Coverage
Statewide
Granularity
Sites
Units
millirem per quarter (mrem/quarter)
Notes
Notes
The dataset would not be used to create cancer incident maps, since the data is not representative of any individual’s radiation exposure. As operations activity at different sites may change, the frequency of collecting samples may either decrease or increase depending on the change in the operation.
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Limitations
Please note that this program is not designed, or intended to monitor releases from discharge points at a specific facility (e.g., a stack). The facility operator performs this type of monitoring to meet the requirements of its licensing agency (e.g., a federal agency or the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation). The Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection Program collects this data and it is updated on a yearly basis. Please note that the program’s scope and corresponding sample schedules have been modified over time to reflect operational changes and site closures. As a result, certain sites may not show data for all years/report periods. The dataset does not represent nor does it include data collected by other programs. The datasets are organized by sites and include only samples found at those sites. Missing data is typically due to missing or damaged devices, so as to be unreadable.
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