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Road kill sampling method: -Reply


The Savannah River Site holds (or used to hold) an annual deer
hunt (more like a harvest) to cull the deer population to a
sustainable size.  There's not much sport to it... really just a blast
fest, but the desired result is achieved.  A few feral hogs got in the
way also.

The deer are field-dressed on site and monitored for Cs-137 content
before being released.  I believe SRS's environmental sampling
group may also participate in this activity.

Interestingly enough, it was found that Cs-137 concentrations were
relatively constant throughout most of the deer populations in the
Southeast and largely attributable to fallout.  Not SRS operations.

Perhaps an SRS RADSAFEr could provide a more recent picture.
My opinions only.
Michael S. Ford, CHP
Texas Radiation Advisory Board
Radiation Safety Department
Battelle Pantex
Amarillo, TX
806.477.5727 phone
806.477.4198 fax