The environmental radioactivity laboratory mainly focuses its line of work on low-activity radioactive measures, being integrated into the Environmental radiological Surveillance Network (Revira program) of the Nuclear Safety Council since January 1998.
Currently it develops programs of environmental radioactive surveillance (sampling and analysis) in Ciudad Real and in the environment of the nuclear plants of Trillo and Zorita.
The laboratory has the appropriate equipment to develop the different analytical techniques, highlighting the Nuclear radiation detectors that are quoted below:
ULTRAPURE GERMANIUM SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTOR
This equipment allows the identification and calculation of the activity of the isotopes present in environmental samples by Gamma spectrometry. Its operation is based on the interaction radiation-matter.
LOW BACKGROUND PROPORTIONAL COUNTER
Is a continuous gas flow equipment, capable of detecting the passage of ionizing radiations. It allows the determination of total alpha and total Beta activity indices.
Total Alpha, total beta, beta rest, tritium analysis, activity calculation by Gamma spectrometry (natural and artificial isotopes) and radioactive strontium analysis are performed in samples of:
- Air (aerosols and radioiodines)
- Potable water
- Type diet
- Surface water
- Shore sediments and Beach
- Bottom sediments
- Indicator organisms
- Human consumption crops