Water Delivery Systems Still Vulnerable To Radioactive Attack
The pre 9/11 standard of sampling every two years was useless for Homeland Security This standard has since been updated to quarterly sampling per the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
PROBLEM: This sampling or detection delay of water system contamination from hazmat accident, terrorist action or improperly disposed of industry effluent (down a sink or flushed) can allow wide-spread human injury as well as potentially irreversible contamination to critical infrastructure causing massive disruption and costing many millions of dollars to replace. In addition, sampling is expensive and results are further delayed as the sample must be sent to a laboratory for analysis.
US Nuclear Corp and its divisions US Water Monitors and Technical Associates recognize the urgency for monitoring our water systems 24/7. Real-time continuous water monitoring for radioactive contaminants provides both an immediate and financially responsible solution.
With this recognition, the development of a diverse line of water detectors and monitors has been created. From handheld drop in a stream portable detector for a fast, accurate reading when an accident or perceived terrorist act takes place to inline systems that are easily integrated into the infrastructure of water treatment plants and nuclear power plants. US Water Monitors provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for every need.
US Water Monitors instruments detect Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Tritium, Radon, and Radium. Discharge leaks from industry liquid effluent is something that is an industry issue. It is common for radioactive materials to be used in the manufacture of everyday products and it is critical to be alert to any radioactive contamination entering the water pipeline.
It should be noted that extensive and careful guidelines put forth by the EPA have been instituted for many industries. However, discharge from improperly disposed radioactive contaminants continues to be an issue as proper disposal takes effort and money. Water utilities (drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities) and facilities serving vulnerable populations (hospitals, schools, and government buildings) require on site real-time continuous monitoring.
Water treatment facilities continue to use infrequent and expensive sampling causing delays in detection. Facilities with vulnerable populations deserve to be protected by inlet water pipe monitoring. Outlet water pipe detection for liquid effluent entering the water infrastructure of a community is critical for protection of the public at the originating source.
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