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Detection Limits
Radionuclide / Element Method Water Soil/Sediment
Tritium Liquid Scintillation Counting 100 Bq/L 200 Bq/L*
Tritium (low level) Liquid Scintillation Counting 15 Bq/L
Carbon-14 Liquid Scintillation Counting 20 Bq/L 1 Bq/g
Cobalt-60 Gamma Spectrometry 1 Bq/L 0.1  Bq/g
Cesium-134 Gamma Spectrometry 1 Bq/L 0.1  Bq/g
Cesium-137 Gamma Spectrometry 1 Bq/L 0.1  Bq/g
Iodine-131 Gamma Spectrometry 1 Bq/L 0.1  Bq/g
Strontium-90 Separation + Beta Counting 0.2  Bq/L 0.1  Bq/g

NORM

Detection Limits
Radionuclide/Element Method Water Soil/Sediment
Thorium-234 Gamma Spectrometry 1 Bq/L 0.1 Bq/g
Thorium-230 Gamma Spectrometry 5 Bq/L 0.8 Bq/g
Thorium-228 Gamma Spectrometry 0.2 Bq/g
Lead-212 Gamma Spectrometry 0.1 Bq/L
Radium-228 Gamma Spectrometry 0.5  Bq/L 0.2 Bq/g
Radium-226 Gamma Spectrometry 1 Bq/L 0.2 Bq/g
Lead-210 Gamma Spectrometry 1 Bq/L 0.2 Bq/g
Uranium-235 Gamma Spectrometry 0.5 Bq/L 0.2 Bq/g
Potassium-40 Gamma Spectrometry 1 Bq/g
Gross Gamma Gamma Spectrometry 5 Bq/L 1 Bq/g

* in available water

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