Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program

Radiochemistry


Information for Laboratories

Effective October 2006 rule change MN Statutes and Rules and with the subsequent publication of the list of analytes available for accreditation in January 2007, the MDH Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program offers accreditation for radiochemical analysis of drinking water and wastewater. 

Guidance Documents

Methods

 

Information for Assessors

Currently, the USEPA does not offer a course for technical training of laboratory assessors for radiochemistry.  Therefore, MDH began coordinating efforts with the USEPA and other states (Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) to train its laboratory assessors in EPA-approved radiochemistry methods, radiation theory and safety.  The training materials and list of trained assessors are included below:

Materials from the 2006-2007 Courses

Power Point Slides

  1. Part 1: Intro, Legislation, Implementation, PTs, Theory (PPT: 4225 KB)
  2. Part 2: Collection and Preservation, GPC, Gross alpha and beta, (PPT: 6885 KB)
  3. Part 3: Alpha scintillation, Gamma spectroscopy, EPA 901.1, (PPT: 5928 KB)
  4. Part 4: ICP/MS, (PPT: 691 KB)
  5. Part 5: Laser phosphorimetry, Alpha spectroscopy, Liquid scintillation, Strontium 89, 90 (PPT: 3099 KB)

Handouts

  1. Legislation and implementation (PDF: 606KB/18 pages)
  2. Proficiency testing (PDF: 258KB/8 pages)
  3. Theory & safety (PDF: 722KB/3 pages)
  4. Sample collection (PDF: 20KB/2 pages)
  5. Gas proportional counters: Gross alpha/gross beta (PDF: 686KB/23 pages)
  6. Alpha scintillation counter: Ra226, Ra228 (PDF: 283KB/16 pages)
  7. Gamma spectroscopy: gamma emitters (PDF: 717KB/22 pages)
  8. ICP/MS: Uranium (PDF: 429KB/14 pages)
  9. Laser phosphorimetry; alpha spectroscopy: Uranium (PDF: 184KB/7 pages)
  10. Liquid scintillation counter: Tritium (PDF: 36KB/9 pages)
  11. Strontium (PDF: 125KB/7 pages)

Reference Materials

  1. Method Flow Charts:
  2. Glossary (PDF: 68KB/18 pages)
  3. Applicable CFRs (PDF: 97KB/12 pages)
  4. Calculations (PDF:57KB/21 pages)
Training Location
First Name
Last Name 
Organization
MN John Gable Alabama Dept of Environmental Management
MN Rip Starr Alabama Dept of Environmental Management
AZ Imelda Guevara Arizona Dept of Health Services
AZ Melinda Jacobson Arizona Dept of Health Services
AZ Gary Shipley Arizona Dept of Health Services
AZ Kathryn Wangsness Arizona Dept of Health Services
AZ Raimund Roehl California Dept of Health Services
AZ Jeff Groff Colorado Dept of Public Health & Environment
AZ Tony Harrison Colorado Dept of Public Health & Environment
PA Ken Johnson Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
MN Daniel Mackney Computer Sciences Corporation
AZ Susan Isch Connecticut Dept of Public Health Laboratory
MN Dermot Jones Connecticut Dept. of Public Health
AZ Maurice Downer Florida Dept of Health
MN Carl Kircher Florida Dept of Health
MN Wolfgang Benninghoven Iowa -University Iowa Hygienic Laboratory
MN Shea McDowell Iowa -University Iowa Hygienic Laboratory
MN Marinea Mehrhoff Iowa -University Iowa Hygienic Laboratory
AZ David Boucher Louisiana Dept of Environmental Quality
PA David Brierley Massachusetts Dept of Environmental Protection
Instructor Jeff Brenner Minnesota Dept of Health
Instructor John  Lorenz Minnesota Dept of Health
Instructor Susan Wyatt Minnesota Dept of Health
MN Lynn Boysen Minnesota Dept of Health
MN Stephanie Drier Minnesota Dept of Health
MN Rachel Gehrett Minnesota Dept of Health
MN Denise Schumacher Minnesota Dept of Health
AZ Donald LaFara Nevada Div of Environmental Protection
AZ Sara Rairick Nevada Div of Environmental Protection
AZ Sarah Smith Nevada Div of Environmental Protection
MN Sara Rairick Nevada Div of Environmental Protection
MN Sarah Smith Nevada Div of Environmental Protection
MN Jeanne  Chwasciak New Hampshire Dept of Environmental Services
PA Bill Hall New Hampshire Dept of Environmental Services
PA Peter Boughton New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection
MN Randy Dersham New York State Dept of Health
PA Donald Cassano New York State Dept of Health
MN Thomas Zgrodnik New York State Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
NC Chris Goforth North Carolina Public Health Lab
NC Cindy  Price North Carolina Public Health Lab
AZ David Caldwell Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality
Instructor Richard Sheibley Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Aaren Alger Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Carol Davis Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Ronald Houck Jr. Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Stacy  Howerter Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Virginia Hunsberger Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Roger Juhl Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Thomas  Kurtz Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Dana Marshall Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Clare McCarthy Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Ali Morris Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Bethany Piper Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Rosa  Rangel Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Michael Webb Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Brandi White Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
PA Jim Yoder Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
MN Melba Aviles-Aviles Puerto Rico Dept of Health
PA Connie Turner South Carolina Dept of Health & Environmental Control
AZ Judy Couton-Schulte South Dakota State Health Laboratory
MN Prasad Subbanna Tennessee Dept of Environmental Conservation
MN Max Phillips Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
PA Arthur Clark USEPA Region 1
PA Ann Jefferies USEPA Region 1
AZ Charles Appleby USEPA Region 4
PA Stephanie Wimpey USEPA Region 4
AZ Patrick Churilla USEPA Region 5
MN Ray Clark USEPA Region 6
MN Lon Hesla USEPA Region 8 
AZ Andrew Lincoff USEPA Region 9
Instructor Michella Karapondo USEPA, Cincinnati
MN Kristin Brown Utah Dept of Health
MN Tamara DeMorest Utah Dept of Health
AZ Lee Fearon Washington Dept of Ecology
AZ Donna Johnsen Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Instructor Lynn West Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Updated Tuesday, 11-Sep-2012 08:23:45 CDT