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Nuclear Chemistry

Wadsworth Center’s Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory operates within the Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, Division of Environmental Health Sciences.

Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory

The Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory cooperates with other New York State agencies such as Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection, Bureau of Water Supply Protection, as well as with the US FDA for radiological food protection.

Information including frequently asked questions, testing, mitigation, laws and regulations and radon level maps and statistics can be found at the NYS Department of Health's Radon Page

Nuclear Chemistry

  • Kitto ME, Marrantino JC, Fielman EM, Haines DK, Semkow TM, Bari A. Long-term monitoring of radioactivity in fish from New York waters. J. Environ. Radioact. 2015;(146):44-50.
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  • Khan AJ, Semkow TM, Beach SE, Haines DK, Bradt CJ, Bari A, Syed U-F, Torres M, Marrantino J, Kitto ME, Menia T, Fielman E. Application of low-background gamma-ray spectrometry to monitor radioactivity in the environment and food. Appl Radiat Isot. 2014;(90):251-257.
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  • Semkow TM, Beach SE, Khan AJ, Bari A, Bradt CJ, Haines DK, Syed UF. Multi-window counting of radioactivity. Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors & Associated Equipment. 2012;664(1):236-244.
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  • Kitto ME, Torres MA, Haines DK, Semkow TM. Radon measurement of natural gas using alpha scintillation cells. J Environ Radioact. 2014;(138):205-207.
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  • Bari A, Khan AJ, Semkow TM, Syed UF, Roselan A, Haines DK, Roth G, West L, Arndt, M. Rapid screening of radioactivity in food for emergency response. Applied Radiation & Isotopes. 2011;69(6):834-43.
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