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Environmental Radiation Surveillance Gamma Radiation Readings: Beginning 1995

Row numberFacility/OperatorLocationYearQuarterGamma RadiationReported UnitComment
1601BackgroundCapital District20001st17.6mrem/quarter
1602BackgroundCapital District20002nd17.1mrem/quarter
1603BackgroundCapital District20003rd24.5mrem/quarter
1604BackgroundCapital District20004th15.3mrem/quarter
1605BackgroundCapital District20011st16.7mrem/quarter
1606BackgroundCapital District20012nd12.7mrem/quarter
1607BackgroundCapital District20013rd12.7mrem/quarter
1608BackgroundCapital District20014th14.9mrem/quarter
1609BackgroundCapital District20021st14.7mrem/quarter
1610BackgroundCapital District20022nd13.1mrem/quarter
1611BackgroundCapital District20023rd14mrem/quarter
1612BackgroundCapital District20024th15.8mrem/quarter
1613BackgroundCapital District20031st13.9mrem/quarter
1614BackgroundCapital District20032nd13.9mrem/quarter
1615BackgroundCapital District20033rd15mrem/quarter
1616BackgroundCapital District20034th15.9mrem/quarter
1617BackgroundCapital District20041st19.3mrem/quarter
1618BackgroundCapital District20043rd21.4mrem/quarter
1619BackgroundCapital District20044th20.3mrem/quarter
1620BackgroundCapital District20051st20.8mrem/quarter
1621BackgroundCapital District20052nd23.3mrem/quarter
1622BackgroundCapital District20053rd17.2mrem/quarter
1623BackgroundCapital District20054th25.4mrem/quarter
1624BackgroundCapital District20061st20.1mrem/quarter
1625BackgroundCapital District20062nd19.6mrem/quarter
1626BackgroundCapital District20063rd23.8mrem/quarter
1627BackgroundCapital District20064th23.6mrem/quarter
1628BackgroundCapital District20071st26.4mrem/quarter
1629BackgroundCapital District20072nd26.4mrem/quarter
1630BackgroundCapital District20073rd29.6mrem/quarter
1631BackgroundCapital District20074th29.8mrem/quarter
1632BackgroundCapital District20081st19.9mrem/quarter

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created Apr 08, 2013

updated Mar 10, 2015

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This dataset provides gamma radiation readings collected through Environmental Thermoluminescent Dosimeter (TLDs) devices placed at various facilities and locations in New York State. The Environmental TLDs provide a quantitative measurement of the radiation levels in the area in which they are placed. This dataset can be used by the general public, researchers and facility staff to evaluate environmental radiation levels at various locations. Facility operators may use data for inter-comparison and trending purposes. 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 please visit www.nyhealth.gov/radiation or go to the "About" tab.

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nuclear, power plants, radiation, environmental monitoring, environmental health
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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
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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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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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