From US Department of Energy Radionuclide Air Emission Annual Report
(Subpart H of 40 CFR 61)Calendar Year 1998
3 (Calvin Laboratory): The Calvin Laboratory conducts basic research
on the dynamics of living cells and on the interaction of radiant energy
with organic matter. The Laboratory has made significant contributions
to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis and
of the effects of environmental pollutants on plant and animal cells.
Cell and molecular biology studies are performed in this laboratory.
As with Building 1, this building is located in the eastern portion
of the University of California at Berkeley campus. The predominant
radionuclides used are H-3, P-32, S-35, and C-14 as labeled amino acids
and DNA precursors. 14CO2 is also used in this laboratory as an "incubant."
Building 3 is wholly occupied by Berkeley Lab personnel.
Work is done on bench tops and in hoods. Releases
are from building vents and hoods. Building 3 is classified as
a Category V release point and the radiological inventory is controlled
by Radiological Work Authorization/Permit (RWA/RWP) and periodic evaluation.
No monitoring is required. A summary of the CAP88-PC source term input
parameters and EDE results for this release point is presented in Table
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