Fishy Radiological Data By EPA?
Spawned out salmon on the
Hanford Reach

About TRAC
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent Columbia River Basin Fish Contaminant Survey concluded that a diet heavy in Hanford Reach fish might be hazardous to human health. However, EPA’s report is missing crucial radiological data.

Radiological results for fish collected from the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River are not included in EPA’s report published earlier this year; see The radiological data are supposedly in Appendix K of Volume 1, which can be obtained from However, Appendix K does not report results for many "radionuclides specifically targeted for analysis," contrary to EPA's own guidelines for "good practice for laboratory reporting."

On September 22, 2002, The RadioActivist Campaign (TRAC) submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for all of EPA's radiological data for their report. TRAC will review EPA’s raw radiological data to gain insights into radioactivity of Hanford origin entering the Hanford Reach food chain. TRAC’s progress will be posted at

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