[ RadSafe ] US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Mobile Laboratories
Clayton J Bradt
CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Wed Oct 10 12:51:14 CDT 2012
I didn't know that the NRC ever had mobile labs, so I can't say what
happened to them. However from my experience here in NYS, the value of
mobile laboratories is wildly over estimated. In almost every circumstance
imaginable, it is always better to put the samples on wheels and bring
them to the laboratory for analysis, than to put the the laboratory on
wheels and bring it to the samples. Perhaps it was the recognition of this
fact that led the NRC to discontinue the program. This explanation may be
a bit far fetched, however as it would imply a capacity for learning not
generally observed from that organization.
Clayton J. Bradt
NYS Dept. of Health
Biggs Laboratory, Room D486A
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509
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Does anyone have knowledge of what happened to the USNRC mobile
What physically happened to the vehicles/equipment? The radiochemists
that staffed these labs?
What was the rationale for discontinuing these mobile laboratories? What
replaced the analytical need that these lab(s) filled?
Any background information on these and other mobile laboratories in the
United States would be appreciated (DOE Hotspot, DOE Rascal, State mobile
Erik C. Nielsen
USEPA, National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory
540 South Morris Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36115
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