SC&A helps conduct monitoring to measure exposures related to emergency
incidents. Our services include:
- Supporting EPA’s RadNet program since 2006, which monitors the
Nation’s air, drinking water, precipitation, and pasteurized milk for
environmental levels of radiation and tracks increases in background
levels related to various sources, including radiological emergencies
- Developing laboratory protocols for emergency-related sampling
- Reviewing data from incidents, such as Fukushima
- For EPA, SC&A supported the upgrade to the RadNet monitoring
system. We helped to integrate new monitoring station installations into
the RadNet network, review and evaluate data transmitted by the RadNet
air monitors, evaluate the status and performance of the operating RadNet
air monitors, calibrate and periodically recalibrate monitors that are in
service, and develop standard operating procedures for these activities.
- For EPA, SC&A reviewed the EPA milk sampling program, researched
other milk sampling programs, and prepared a summary report to help EPA
improve the existing program.
- For EPA, SC&A analyzes RadNet data for anomalies and ensures the
data are accurate for use by decisionmakers and the public. We also
integrate new monitoring installations and help calibrate monitors.
- For EPA, SC&A provided technical support to develop documentation
that outlined and defined data quality objectives for radiological
laboratory operations for the EPA’s Radiological Emergency Response
Program during specific emergency scenarios.
- For EPA, SC&A performed a literature review to identify existing
minimum detectable concentrations for specific radionuclides associated
with emergency incident scenarios and calculated others as needed to
support development of emergency response plans and preparations for EPA
fixed and mobile laboratories.
- For a medical technology company, SC&A conducted a 10-day site
investigation to determine the level of radiological contamination, both
outdoors and inside production and other buildings, at the company’s
facility near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the 2011
- For the Office of the Public Advocate for the Republic of the Marshall
Islands, SC&A compiled and evaluated radiological data on residual
contamination from weapons testing, evaluated Marshall Islanders’
past and current radiation exposures and associated health risks, and
identified cost-effective strategies for remediating contaminated atolls
to acceptable levels.