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Continuing Operations at the EPA Radon Laboratory. July 18, 2012. Radon Laboratory. Why data operations had been suspended at the laboratory Current, improved radon laboratory operations. Why data operations had been suspended at the Laboratory.

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Continuing operations at the epa radon laboratory

Continuing Operations at the EPA Radon Laboratory

July 18, 2012


Radon laboratory
Radon Laboratory

  • Why data operations had been suspended at the laboratory

  • Current, improved radon laboratory operations


Why data operations had been suspended at the laboratory
Why data operations had been suspended at the Laboratory

  • Data operations suspended for the Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory (R&IENL)

    • August, 2011

    • Radon laboratory is a component

    • Quality system (R&IENL) not in compliance with EPA requirements

  • Effective June 1, 2012, Radon Laboratory component of R&IENL allowed to operate

  • Commitment from senior managements: ORIA radon laboratory will support the radon industry


Radon laboratory operations
Radon Laboratory Operations

  • Quality system for the radon laboratory

    • Standard Operating Procedures

    • Quality Assurance Manual

    • Multi layered data review process

    • Multiple internal & external audit performed

    • Complies with EPA requirements

      • EPA Order CIO 2105.0

      • ANSI/ASQ E4-2004

  • Radon laboratory support to industry resumes as before

    • NEHA, NRSB

    • Federal, state, local, and tribal government support


Radon laboratory operations1
Radon Laboratory Operations

  • Staffing utilization made more efficient

  • Chamber systems maintenance

  • Propagation of error work prepared for publishing

  • High priority exposures take precedence

  • Chamber time scheduled for the next 8 months


R ienl contacts
R&IENL Contacts

  • Emilio B. Braganza

    • 702 784 8280

    • [email protected]

    • Oversee radon laboratory operations

  • Greg Budd

    • 702 784 8273

    • [email protected]

    • Senior scientist at the radon laboratory

  • Natalia Brooks

    • 702 784 8254

    • [email protected]

    • Chamber operator


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