“To protect public health and the environment by measuring radiation and radioactivity in our environment, and by evaluation of protective techniques through the timely measurement of radioactive contamination at nuclear facilities.”
The Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) performs the following functions: surveys radiation and radioactivity in the environment, estimates radiation doses to individuals and populations, and assesses the likely effects of specific radiation hazards. The program’s technological capabilities supplement the administrative and regulatory controls of the Radiation Control Division.
This group serves as a valuable information resource for cost-effective radiation dose assessment and dose reduction techniques. The Environmental Monitoring Program makes available its resources to managers of all facilities who might have an interest in this subject area.
VDH collects environmental samples for the following facilities:
- North Anna Nuclear Power Station, which independently reports its data to the NRC at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/ops-experience/tritium/plant-specific-reports/na1-2.html
- Surry Nuclear Power Station, ehich independently reports its data to the NRC at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/ops-experience/tritium/plant-specific-reports/sur1-2.html
- BWX Technologies
- Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding
- Norfolk Naval Shipyard – Portsmouth
The Environmental Monitoring Program publishes quarterly and annual reports of sampling results. Links to the EMP’s quarterly and annual reports are provided below:
- The 2019 First Quarter Report can be viewed by clicking on this hyperlink: 2019 – 1st Quarter Report
- The 2019 Second Quarter Report can be viewed by clicking on this hyperlink: 2019 – 2nd Quarter Report
- The 2019 Third Quarter Report can be viewed by clicking on this hyperlink: 2019 – 3rd Quarter Report
- The 2019 Fourth Quarter Report can be viewed by clicking on this hyperlink: 2019 – 4th Quarter Report
Environmental Monitoring Program Annual Reports are available in .pdf format for the following years: