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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 District20151st15mrem/quarter
2BackgroundCapital District20152ndmrem/quarter
3BackgroundCapital District20153rdmrem/quarter
4BackgroundCapital District20154thmrem/quarter
5West Valley SiteRock Spring Road20151stmrem/quarter
6West Valley SiteRock Spring Road20152ndmrem/quarter
7West Valley SiteRock Spring Road20153rdmrem/quarter
8West Valley SiteRock Spring Road20154thmrem/quarter
9West Valley SiteFence Line at Waste Area20151st367mrem/quarter
10West Valley SiteFence Line at Waste Area20152nd583mrem/quarter
11West Valley SiteFence Line at Waste Area20153rd509mrem/quarter
12West Valley SiteFence Line at Waste Area20154th550mrem/quarter
13West Valley SiteSpringville- Erie County20151stmrem/quarter
14West Valley SiteSpringville- Erie County20152ndmrem/quarter
15West Valley SiteSpringville- Erie County20153rdmrem/quarter
16West Valley SiteSpringville- Erie County20154thmrem/quarter

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created Apr 08, 2013

updated Aug 24, 2016

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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. The "About" tab contains additional details concerning this dataset.

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New York State Department of Health
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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)
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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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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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