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Radiological and Chemical Fact Sheet (Argonne)

June 4, 2008

June 4, 2008

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Argonne National Laboratory

Environmental Science Division

John Peterson, Margaret MacDonell, Lynne Haroun, and Fred Monette


These fact sheets summarize health-related information for contaminants present in the environment as a result of past industrial activities and other releases. The objective is to provide scientific context for risk analyses to guide health protection measures. Geared toward an audience familiar with basic risk concepts, they were originally developed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland and Chicago Operations Offices to serve as an information resource for people involved in environmental programs. The initial set was expanded to address evolving homeland security concerns, and these 51 radiological and chemical fact sheets also serve as a scientific information resource for the public.