Radiochemical Services

SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories offers unique capabilities in radiochemical analysis:

  • Alpha Spectrometry
  • Beta Counting
  • Gamma Spectrometry
  • Liquid Scintillation Counting
  • Radiological Guidelines for Drinking Water
    SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories tests drinking water for radioisotopes to verify compliance with the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. Water samples may be screened initially for radioactivity by measuring Gross Alpha and Beta activity. If the measurements exceed the limits, additional testing for specific isotopes (as listed in the guideline) may be required and can be carried out by our lab.
  • Environmental Radiochemical Analysis
    Radiochemical tests include Uranium, Radium226, Thorium isotopes, Lead210, Polonium210 and other natural radionuclides. Tests are conducted on a wide variety of sample matrices.
  • Radiological Testing and Analysis of Agricultural Products for Export
  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)
  • Radon Testing – Water and Air
  • Special Radioactivity Measurements
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Spills or Leaks

We are capable of carrying out specialized radioactivity testing such as Gamma Spectroscopy, Alpha Spectroscopy, Radon Emanation Rates, Radon Fractional Release Measurements, Kd studies and equilibrium between uranium and its progenies. Also, SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories is approved by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for leak testing services of sealed radioactive sources.

We have extensive experience analyzing a wide range of sample matrices:

  • Ground and Surface Water
  • Mine Effluent and Wastewater
  • Soil
  • Sludge
  • Multiphasic Samples
  • Air
  • Biota
  • Vegetation
  • Building Debris
  • Mixed and Hazardous Waste

Contact SRC Environmental Analytical today to discuss your radiological testing and analysis requirements.