[ RadSafe ] US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Mobile Laboratories

Khalid Aleissa kaleissa at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 16:11:04 CDT 2012

Like this explanation and find it very rational. Ultimately, there must be
 a criterion for what is necessary to be measured on the field and what can
be taken to the lab.

Best regards

Khalid A

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Clayton J Bradt
<CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>wrote:

> 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
> Principal Radiophysicist
> NYS Dept. of Health
> Biggs Laboratory, Room D486A
> Empire State Plaza
> Albany, NY 12201-0509
> 518-474-1993
> The richest 400 Americans own as much as the bottom 150 million put
> together.
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> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:38:41 -0500
> From: Erik Nielsen <Nielsen.Erik at epamail.epa.gov>
> Subject: [ RadSafe ] US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Mobile
>                  Laboratories
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> Does anyone have knowledge of what happened to the USNRC mobile
> laboratories?
> 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
> laboratories, commercial).
> Erik C. Nielsen
> Health Physicist
> USEPA, National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory
> 540 South Morris Ave.
> Montgomery, AL 36115
> Phone 334-270-3475
> Fax 334-270-3454
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