To our readers
National Laboratory Site Environmental Report for Calendar
Year 2009 is an overview of environmental monitoring
activities conducted on and in the vicinity of the Idaho
National Laboratory (INL) Site from January 1 through
December 31, 2009. This report includes:
- Effluent monitoring
and environmental surveillance of air, water, soil,
vegetation, biota and agricultural products for
radioactivity. The results are compared with historical
data, background measurements, and/or applicable
standards and requirements in order to verify that the
INL Site does not adversely impact the environment or
the health of humans or biota.
- A summary of
environmental management systems in place to protect
air, water, land and other natural and cultural
resources impacted by INL Site Operations.
- Ecological and other
scientific research conducted on the INL Site which may
be of interest to the reader.
addresses three general levels of reader interest:
- The first is a brief
summary with a "take-home" conclusion. This is presented
in the "Chapter Highlights" text box at the beginning of
each chapter. There are no tables, figures or graphs in
the highlights. A lay person with little knowledge of
science may comfortably read the Chapter Highlights.
- The second level is a
more in-depth discussion with figures, summary tables
and summary graphs accompanying the text. The chapters
of the annual report represent this level, which
requires some familiarity with scientific data and
graphs. A person with some scientific background can
read and understand this report after reading the
section entitled "Helpful Information."
- The third level
includes links to supplemental and technical reports and
websites that support the annual report. This level is
directed toward scientists who would like to see
original data and more in-depth discussions of the
methods used and results.
We want to make the INL Annual Site Environmental
Report (ASER) more useful to its readers.
Please take a few minutes
to let us know if the report meets your needs.
INL ASER Survey
to Stoller ESER, the contributors to the annual report
include DOE-ID, BEA, CWI, NOAA, and USGS. Links to their websites
may be found on this page or in the CD provided with the
hard copy of this report.