The INL Offsite
Environmental Surveillance Program
Routine operations at
the Idaho National Laboratory
have the potential to release radioactive contaminants into the air and water. To
measure the levels of these contaminants, the Environmental Surveillance, Education
and Research Program (ESER) operates the INL
Offsite Environmental Surveillance Program for the U.S. Department
of Energy, Idaho Operations Office.
2000 samples of a variety of media are collected each year,
including air, water, foodstuffs, soil, and direct radiation
Sample collections are made over a nearly 9000 mi2
area of southeastern Idaho.