Providing independent verification of cleanup projects
The independent verification of radiological cleanup is crucial to gaining public trust and confidence. For more than three decades, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has provided independent verification to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other federal and state agencies.
As these agencies target contaminated sites for decontamination and decommissioning, strict guidelines must be followed to ensure that property is effectively remediated before being released for public or private use. Through proven survey methodologies, health physics expertise and radiochemistry laboratory capabilities, ORISE has become a leader in the field of environmental and radiological assessments.
ORISE performs verification surveys of cleanup activities to ensure facilities and land can be safely released for government, commercial or public use.
Through the use of specialized equipment, ORISE performs environmental assessments to provide an accurate evaluation of existing radiological contaminants.
Radiochemistry and Environmental Analytical Laboratory
ORISE operates a radiochemistry laboratory where environmental samples collected at survey sites are independently analyzed for radiological and chemical contaminants.