picocurie


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picocurie

(pi'ko-ku-re),

pCi

An amount of radiation equal to 10-12 curies.
See: becquerel
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The new proposal allows a set amount of waste concentrated at up to 50 picocuries per gram to be disposed of in existing oilfield special waste and large-volume industrial waste landfills in the state.
Under the agreement, DES will advise homeowners to seek treatment if more than 10,000 picocuries of radon is found in their water.
Highway 85, is proposing to accept waste with radioactive levels of up to 50 picocuries per gram under new Department of Health rules that took effect this year.
The international community uses the becquerel per cubic meter of air measurement, while the USA uses picocuries per liter.
Lucy adds that if the radon gas level is identified as greater than 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), she will recommend a long-term (90-day) radon test for confirmation, refer Mrs.
In the hottest zones, radioactivity in the water reaches millions of picocuries per liter.
Several wells had become contaminated by uranium after the water table rose in the area, to the point where radioactivity exceeded the California state maximum of 20 picocuries per liter.
According to a 2003 study, Bradley Landfill's leachate contained tritium at 20,100 picocuries per liter over the drinking- water limit - that's 1,000 times the normal background level.
In 1996, DOE, the state and EPA adopted an interim cleanup level of 651 picocuries (pCi) per gram.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that consistent exposure to 4 picocuries per liter over time is the danger line.
The scale is so radioactive, up to 100,000 picocuries of radium per gram, that the only landfill in the country that accepts naturally occurring radioactive wastes will not accept the scale from phosphate fertilizer production.
39 trillion picocuries of radioactivity into the air between 1970 and 1987, an amount equal to about three-fourths of all the radioactivity released during the infamous Three Mile Island accident.