Radiation monitoring

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Radiation monitoring involves the measurement of radiation dose or radionuclide contamination for reasons related to the assessment or control of exposure to radiation or radioactive substances, and the interpretation of the results.[1]

The U.S. Navy monitored radiation from the Fukushima I nuclear accidents

Environmental monitoring[edit]

Environmental monitoring is the measurement of external dose rates due to sources in the environment or of radionuclide concentrations in environmental media.

Source monitoring[edit]

Source monitoring is the measurement of activity in radioactive material being released to the environment or of external dose rates due to sources within a facility or activity.

Personnel wearing full protective gear while checking air filters for radioactive contamination

The methodological and technical details of the design and operation of source and environmental radiation monitoring programmes and systems for different radionuclides, environmental media and types of facility are given in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. RS–G-1.8 [2] and in IAEA Safety Reports Series No. 64.[3]

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