The Initiative for Social Action and Renewal (ISAR)



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This is a “how-to” Guide for citizens, groups, and communities who neighbor U.S. Department of Energy facilities. This Guide is for those who want their own independent information about artificial radioactivity in their surroundings. This Guide follows the story of an actual expedition by an independent Russian scientist to Paducah, KY and to Portsmouth, OH. Step-by-step instructions explain how to use inexpensive equipment to discover radiological conditions of your daily life. Start-up equipment and supplies cost about $1,500.

This research was completed money allocated during Round 5 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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The Initiative for Social Action and Renewal (ISAR)




nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons testing, environment, non-governmental organizations, United States Department of Energy, tribal governments, environmental cleanup, radioactive fallout, radioactive waste


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Washington, D.C.

A Citizen's Guide to Monitor Radioactivity: Around the Energy Department's Nuclear Facilities



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