The Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network – Radioactivity in Precipitation
Health Canada’s Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network (CRMN) is a national network that routinely collects environmental samples for radioactivity analysis. More information about the CRMN network can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/environmental-contaminants/environmental-radiation/canadian-radiological-monitoring-network.html This dataset provides radionuclide activities in precipitation. The radioactivity results come from the analysis of precipitation collected monthly from a rain sampler in the field from each of our network stations. The CRMN analyses precipitation samples on an as-needed basis. Analysis is performed sporadically to test internal capacity, to augment surveillance in response to a nuclear/radiological event, or to corroborate detection from another surveillance modality. The results provide information on natural and anthropogenic (originating from human activity) radionuclides in precipitation. The results provided are activity concentration, uncertainty and the minimum detectable concentration. These results are for selected naturally occurring radionuclides such as beryllium-7 (⁷Be) and lead-210 (²¹⁰Pb), and some selected anthropogenic radionuclides such as cesium-134 (¹³⁴Cs), cesium-137 (¹³⁷Cs), and iodine-131 (¹³¹I).
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Health Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada