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LIA04 Hoc Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:22 PM LIA08 Hoc; LIA06 Hoc FW: URGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM PMT Radiation Detected in AZ.PDF; Radiation Detected in AZDATA.PDF High
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From: Hoc, PMT12 Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:30 PM To: PMT03 Hoc Cc: Maier, Bill Subject: FW: URGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM PMT Importance: High Please close this action. I left a voice message with Bill Maier. If he has follow-up questions he will call us through the HOO. From: Milligan, Patricia Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:26 PM To: Hoc, PMT12 Subject: FW: URGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM PMT Importance: High Are we working an answer for this? From: Maier, Bill Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:49 PM To: LIA04 Hoc; OST05 Hoc Cc: Howell, Linda; email@example.com; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; Howell, Art; Milligan, Patricia Subject: URGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM PMT Importance: High I just got off the phone with Aubrey Godwin, Director of the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA) and Arizona State Liaison Officer to the NRC. Mr. Godwin is planning to issue a news release following up on the attached. Mr. Godwin was aware of Palo Verde's confirmed measurement(s), so the licensee is in communication with the State about its findings.
One of the items Mr. Godwin needs to include in his follow-up news release is the air concentration of iodine that would prompt the recommendation, following the present Federal guidance, for persons to ingest potassium iodide. Mr. Godwin is asking for NRC input to check the calculated value which he proposes to include in his news release. That calculated value is 1000 picoCuries per cubic meter of air, or 1000E-12 microCuries per millileter of air Mr. Godwin did not elaborate on what assumptions contributed to the derivation of that value, but he is asking for an independent calculation from the NRC that would confirm or deny the feasibility of the above value. He asked that the answer to this request be expedited, if possible, because he informed me he has to issue this news release soon (a few hours). Bill Maier Region 4
Counting time 6 hours. Station # Location 7 14 15
RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
All samples collected for 72 hours, pulled on Saturday March 19, 2011
Error range +/-0.023 +/-0.014 +/-0.014 +/-0.039 +/-0.023 +/-0.036 +/-0.022 +/-0.017
Lower Limit of Detection 0.026 0.022 0.026 0.034 0.026 0.034 0.022 0.026
Arlington School, 1 mile east of PVNGS So. Of Salome Hwy w of 371 Ave So. of Salome Hwy, just inside Water Reclamation Facility
3 5 1st
0.54 0.26 0.13 0.69 0.54 0.62 0.51 0.24
Street on left side
21 29 35 41
Elliot Road, across from Mesquite Energy Plant Wintersburg Rd, due west unit 2 Off 41
Ave and Osborn, next to fire station at end of road
So 40 St, S of Broadway, Phoenix
RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Arizona Departinent of Health Services LA
Insignificant Amounts of Radiation Detected by State Monitoring Equipment
Levels Pose No Health Threat; Amounts Many Times Less than BackgroundRadiation Doses PHOENIX- Trace amounts of Iodine-131 radioactive material associated with releases from the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant in Japan have been detected by Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA) instrumentation located west of the valley and in Phoenix. "The average background radiation can range from 100-300 millirems per year, "according to Aubrey Godwin, Director of the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency. "The amount of additional radiation we are seeing in Arizona is less than 0.1 millirem. Such low concentrations of Iodine-131 do not pose a public health threat to Arizonans." ARRA expected to see a slight increase in detectable radiation as a result of the still unfolding emergency in Japan and due to the high sensitivity of monitoring equipment. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) maintains that the precautionary ingestion of potassium iodide (KI) is neither necessary nor prudent. Arizonans who take KI unnecessarily could place themselves in danger of negative side effects, including severe allergic reactions, abnormal heart rhythms and nausea. ARRA monitors radiation levels in the state as a function of its oversight of the Radiation Measurements Laboratory. It continues to monitor levels of radiation from Japan in addition to its ongoing surveillance near Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Agriculture and ARRA regularly test food produced in the state as part of the ongoing efforts to ensure a safe food supply. The sampling looks for several potential contaminants including radiation. Readings from the ARRA Radiation Measurements Laboratory will be shared via the Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN), www.azein.gov, until the detectable affects of the Japan nuclear emergency naturally dissipate. For more information on the emergency in Japan, including answers to some frequently asked questions, visit the AzEIN website or email questions to azein(4iazdema.gov.
Link to Arizona Radiation Remulatorv Agencv Data
March 21, 2011