April 11, 2013 Afterword: S0me answers I received by email (or otherwise) to the request (below the dotted green line) included:
- EMSL Analytical, Inc – http://www.emsl.com/ –
- GEL LABS – http://www.gel.com/services/env_lab/radiation_exposure_testing.html
- SAFECAST TEAM – http://www.well.com/user/peter/nukes.html
California – March 25, 2013
Dear World, I am looking for a qualified scientific lab I could send samples of soil, water and food to, to be tested for radioisotope content. I’d like to know the radioactivity (in Becquerel) of samples for these radioisotopes:
Anyone with information leading to such open-to-the-public, trustworthy with the highest integrity, high-quality accurate, sample analysis laboratory services, please leave a comment, or contact me. Before being able to proceed with my plan to have samples tested through the regions I live in and pass through, I would like the following questions answered:
- If some, but not all these isotopes, which ones would you be able to analyze for?
- If you can do this, what’s your preferred way of receiving samples?
- How is this best done for most efficient turn-around and highest accuracy? For instance, may I send dried mushrooms, fruits and vegetables in ziplock bags, and soil samples or fluids in glass jars, well-padded for shipping in a box? Or do you have specific containers for specific types of samples, which perhaps I could purchase from you to return by mail (USPS, FedEx or UPS?) with the to-be-tested samples in them?
- What are the limitations on size and weight?
- To which accuracy can you test? 0.01 Bq?
- How long does it take from the time of receiving a sample to me receiving the test results?
- Does it matter if the samples are dry or wet?
- Is weighing the samples, to get a Bq/kg value, included?
- What is the pricing for the above services?
I look very much forward to hearing from a lab, or a lead to a good lab. Thank you.