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Environmental Characterization & Monitoring

Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a wealth of experience in conducting large-scale radiological surveys of coral atolls. A typical large-scale sampling mission to the islands involves the use of an Army LCU as a support platform (refer to the photo above) for the collection of food-crop products, soil, ground water, air, lagoon waters, marine biota, fish, animals, and birds. Many of these products form an important part of the Marshallese diet and are analyzed for a range of fallout radionuclides including gamma-emitting radionuclides, such as cesium-137, plutonium-239, plutonium-240, americium-241 (and strontium-90).

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