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Environment Radiation Laboratory

Gain valuable hands-on experience while working in the Environmental Radiation Lab, where you will learn to use the same equipment currently being used in the nuclear industry. You will collect environmental samples during field trips and analyze them using gammaspectroscopy systems such as sodium iodide crystal and germanium crystal to determine the significant pathways of radionuclide from facilities to humans.

The lab is also equipped with advanced equipment, including liquid scintillation counters and stands as well as remotely monitored radiation protection devices for the detection and quantification of radioactivity. In your final lab class, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge by collecting samples and analyzing them quickly in the field while co-ordinating emergency response duties in the event of a radiological emergency.