ORAU is a national leader in decommissioning health physics, supporting nuclear decommissioning and independent verification of cleanup for the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Our staff of highly-skilled health physicists and radiation safety experts have performed environmental assessments for federal and state agencies for more than 35 years, greatly enhancing public trust and instilling confidence in the decontamination and decommissioning of contaminated sites.
Our research focus in this area welcomes collaborators from the wider health physics and decommissioning community who wish to partner with ORAU researchers for data analysis and other research related to radiological and chemical site cleanup. Specifically, we seek to engage in collaborative research projects that contribute to advancements in radiological characterization and independent verification of environmental cleanup. Research facilities include a radiochemistry laboratory where environmental samples collected at survey sites are independently analyzed for radiological and chemical contaminants.