Upgrading environmental radiation data by Health Physics Society. Committee for Upgrading Environmental Radiation Data

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Published by Office of Radiation Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C .

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  • Radioactive pollution of the atmosphere -- Measurement,
  • Environmental monitoring

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SeriesHealth Physics Society committee report -- HPSR-1 (1980)
ContributionsUnited States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs
The Physical Object
Pagination115 p. in various pagings :
Number of Pages115
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Open LibraryOL14215202M

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Upgrading Environmental Radiation Data Vol Issue 12 of EPA /1 Health Physics Society committee report: Author: Health Physics Society. Committee for Upgrading Environmental Radiation Data: Contributor: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation.

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(University of North Carolina), Chairman Preface The organization of the committee for Up- grading Environmental Radiation Data resulted from needs expressed at several conferences and workshops held over the past decade related to environmental radiation data.

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