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Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) Resources

The following documents and presentations are useful, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)-developed resources that support the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM).

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Lessons Learned from Independent Verification Activities
Bailey, E. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; 2008.
Dose Modeling and Statistical Assessment of Hot Spots for Decommissioning Applications
Abelquist, E. Ph.D. Dissertation at The University of Tennessee; 2008.
Independent Verification Objectives and Recent Lessons Learned
Roberts, S. Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa.; July 16, 2008.
Hot Spot Limits - A Closer Look at Dose Modeling Used to Establish Hot Spot Release Criteria
Abelquist, E. Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa.; July 16, 2008.
Advantages and Lessons Learned Using GPS-Enabled Gamma Scanning for the Characterization Survey of a Large Thorium/Uranium Site
Vitkus, T. & Bailey, E. Health Physics Society Mid-Year Meeting, Knoxville, Tenn.; Jan. 24, 2007.
MARSSIM Overview II
Abelquist, E. MARSSIM Technical Seminar Series; Sept. 29, 2006.
MARSSIM Overview I
Abelquist, E. MARSSIM Technical Seminar Series; Sept. 15, 2006.
Advanced MARSSIM Topics
Abelquist, E. Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, Providence, R.I.; June 2006.
Field Instrumentation and Final Status Surveys
Abelquist, E. Delaware Valley Society for Radiation Safety MARSSIM Workshop; March 19, 2004.
Lessons Learned During Implementation of MARSSIM from an Independent Verification Perspective
Abelquist, E. Health Physics Society Annual Conference, San Diego, Calif.; July 24, 2003
MARSSIM Implementation at University and Medical Research Facilities
Abelquist, E. Health Physics Society meeting, Tampa, Fla.; June 18, 2002.
MARSSIM Update: Expanded Scope, Implementation Tools, Examples
Abelquist, E. Continuing Education Lecture, 2002 Joint Topical Meeting of the Health Physics Society; Feb. 19, 2002.
Independent Verification of MARSSIM Final Status Surveys
Abelquist, E. EPRI Decommissioning Workshop, Big Rock Point, Mich.; Oct. 24, 2001.
Decommissioning Health Physics: A Handbook for MARSSIM Users (available for online ordering through CRC Press)
Abelquist, E. Institute of Physics, Bristol, United Kingdom; July 2001.
MARSSIM Final Status Survey Design for Multiple Radionuclides in Class 1 Survey Units: Determining the Need for Additional Soil Samples Based on Scan MDC
Abelquist, E. Health Physics Society Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio; June 13, 2001.
Comparison of Final Status Survey Design Using MARSSIM Approach and the Former NUREG/CR-5849 Guidance at a Power Reactor Facility
Abelquist, E. 44th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Philadelphia, Pa.; June 29, 1999.
Surface Activity Assessment Using the Sign Test
Abelquist, E. Presented at MARSSIM Workgroup meeting; April 15, 1999.
Final Status Survey Using MARSSIM Methodologies at the Cushing Refinery Site
Abelquist, E. (ORISE #97-1138); July 1997.