Monday, April 4, 2011
Trace Radiation Levels from Japan detected by U.S. EPA RadNet System—
Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 1, 2011. During the past three years, EDi has maintained the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) RadNet system, which consists of more than 100 radiation-monitoring stations throughout the United States. Lately, these monitoring stations track and record the released radiation from the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Power Plant severely damaged during the earthquake and tsunami that recently devastated Japan on March 11, 2011.
The RadNet Program, initially established to monitor radiation associated with nuclear weapons testing, was later expanded to include radiation levels during emergencies. For more than 30 years, RadNet has developed an important environmental radiation database used by the EPA and other federal agencies.
The RadNet mission is to monitor environmental radioactivity in the United States providing high quality data for assessing public exposure and environmental impacts resulting from nuclear emergencies and to provide baseline data during routine conditions. RadNet has three (3) specific objectives:
1. Provide data for nuclear emergency response assessments;
2. Provide data on ambient levels of radiation in the environment for baseline and trend analysis; and
3. Inform the general public and public officials.
EDi performs a variety of calibration, repair, and technical support services for the monitoring devices—both on site and at our San Antonio, TX service facility. Services include maintenance of the central processing unit (CPU), all telemetry and weather-monitoring subsystems, and sensors.
Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, EDi is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified woman- and minority-owned small disadvantaged business entity with a strong reputation for providing quality technical environmental services. Recognized as an industry leader, EDi specializes in the detection, identification, characterization, and decontamination of hazardous and radioactive environments. Founded in 1990, EDi began by providing radiological and industrial hygiene support services to Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories and has since expanded its capabilities and market areas. Today, EDi has offices in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.
For more information about EPA’s RadNet program, visit: http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/
For more information about EDi and the Radcon Services we provide, visit: http://www.edi-nm.com