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  • 1 Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research New York State Department of Health 12201-0509 Albany NY USA
  • 2 State University of New York at Albany School of Public Health 12201-0509 Albany NY USA
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Abstract  

We describe the operation of a Local Area Network at Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory involved in surveillance of environmental radioactivity. Detailed consideration is given separately to computer and network hardware, radiation instrument interfacing, software, as well as operations. The application of a Local Area Network offers considerable improvements in the laboratory preformance, quality assurance of radioactivity analyses, and data reporting.