Frequent Questions

Why aren’t there charts for beta like there are for gamma?

EPA uses monitors to identify gamma radiation, which can display charts of monitoring results in near-real-time.  Identification of beta particles involves sending air filter samples to the laboratory for analysis.  Laboratory analysis doesn’t work in near-real-time, but you can download the beta particles results from the laboratory at: http://ofmpub.epa.gov/enviro/erams_query_v2.simple_query

 

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