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Environmental Radiation Surveillance Gamma Radiation Readings: Beginning 1995

Row numberFacility/OperatorLocationYearQuarterGamma RadiationReported UnitComment
251BackgroundCapital District20033rd15mrem/quarter
252BackgroundCapital District20034th15.9mrem/quarter
253BackgroundCapital District20041st19.3mrem/quarter
254BackgroundCapital District20042nd20.8mrem/quarterdiscontinued use of in-house system; more sensitive devices in use from commercial vendor
255BackgroundCapital District20043rd21.4mrem/quarter
256BackgroundCapital District20044th20.3mrem/quarter
257BackgroundCapital District20051st20.8mrem/quarter
258BackgroundCapital District20052nd23.3mrem/quarter
259BackgroundCapital District20053rd17.2mrem/quarter
260BackgroundCapital District20054th25.4mrem/quarter
261BackgroundCapital District20061st20.1mrem/quarter
262BackgroundCapital District20062nd19.6mrem/quarter
263BackgroundCapital District20063rd23.8mrem/quarter
264BackgroundCapital District20064th23.6mrem/quarter
265BackgroundCapital District20071st26.4mrem/quarter
266BackgroundCapital District20072nd26.4mrem/quarter
267BackgroundCapital District20073rd29.6mrem/quarter
268BackgroundCapital District20074th29.8mrem/quarter
269BackgroundCapital District20081st19.9mrem/quarter
270BackgroundCapital District20082nd22mrem/quarter
271BackgroundCapital District20083rd21mrem/quarter
272BackgroundCapital District20084th21.7mrem/quarter
273BackgroundCapital District20091st23.7mrem/quarter
274BackgroundCapital District20092nd21.6mrem/quarter
275BackgroundCapital District20093rd26mrem/quarterchange in TLD vendor
276BackgroundCapital District20094th25mrem/quarter
277BackgroundCapital District20101st26mrem/quarter
278BackgroundCapital District20102nd25mrem/quarter
279BackgroundCapital District20103rd30mrem/quarter
280BackgroundCapital District20104th18mrem/quarter
281BackgroundCapital District20111st36mrem/quarter
282BackgroundCapital District20112nd17mrem/quarterchange in TLD vendor; midway through quarter
283BackgroundCapital District20113rd24mrem/quarter
284BackgroundCapital District20114th25mrem/quarter
285BackgroundCapital District20121st18mrem/quarter
286BackgroundCapital District20122nd19mrem/quarter
287BackgroundCapital District20123rd24mrem/quarter
288BackgroundCapital District20124th24mrem/quarter
289Shoreham, Suffolk CountyEnd of Sound Road19951st11.7mrem/quarter
290Shoreham, Suffolk CountyEnd of Sound Road19952nd9.7mrem/quarter
291Shoreham, Suffolk CountyEnd of Sound Road19953rd10.5mrem/quarter
292Shoreham, Suffolk CountyEnd of Sound Road19954th11.7mrem/quartermonitoring discontinued at end of 1995
293Shoreham, Suffolk CountyDanby Reservoir19951st14.6mrem/quarter
294Shoreham, Suffolk CountyDanby Reservoir19952nd12.7mrem/quarter
295Shoreham, Suffolk CountyDanby Reservoir19953rd13.4mrem/quarter
296Shoreham, Suffolk CountyDanby Reservoir19954th14mrem/quartermonitoingr discontinued at end of 1995
297Shoreham, Suffolk CountyRandell Road19951st13.7mrem/quarter
298Shoreham, Suffolk CountyRandell Road19952nd11.5mrem/quarter
299Shoreham, Suffolk CountyRandell Road19953rd11.4mrem/quarter
300Shoreham, Suffolk CountyRandell Road19954th11.9mrem/quartermonitoring discontinued at end of 1995

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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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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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