Capabilities

RADIOANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES
TBE’s Environmental Laboratory offers complete radiological analytical services.

Environmental
We routinely perform analyses of air, water, milk, food crops, vegetation, soil, sediment, and biota to monitor potential releases of radioactivity.

NORM
TBE provides gamma spectroscopy for Ra-226/228 and other Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) for Oil, Gas, and Other industries. The laboratory is able to perform up to 40 gamma analyses per day for NORM wastes. TBE offers turnaround times for gamma spectroscopy of 7 days, 5 days, 3 days, and 24 hours. In addition, the Pb-210 activity can be quantified by measuring its 46 KeV gamma using a low energy photon system (LEPS). Po-210 analysis is also available.

REMP
TBE supports the Nuclear Power Industry with analyses for the Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program (REMP) and Annual and Quarterly Report Tables and report preparation.

Groundwater Monitoring
TBE has extensive experience in analyzing for potential groundwater contamination, establishing industry standards for detection levels. Data can also be summarized in annual monitoring reports for regulatory agencies and public review.

Reactor Chemistry (10CFR50)
Analyses for a wide variety of radioisotopes in reactor operating samples, such as secondary and primary coolant water, and stack monitoring samples for effluent characterization are routine.

Waste Characterization (10CFR61)
Analyses of samples, including resins, sludges, and swipes, for compliance with 10CFR61 disposal regulations are performed.

Bioassay
We determine the presence of radionuclides in urine and fecal matrices.

Site Characterization
TBE characterizes low-level radioactive waste disposal sites, uranium mills, ore piles and tailings, and other known contaminated sites to detect any release of radioactivity to the public. Our laboratory is designed to handle classified materials for the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD), and other government agencies that are required to have an approved, in-place security program.

We also evaluate proposed construction sites for previously disposed radioactive waste and Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM).