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Homeland Security

Homeland Security


EAI has the specialized decontamination capabilities to help meet America's critical Homeland Security challenges.

http://eai-inc.com/images/image_homeland.jpgRadiological materials and waste at sites across the country pose a significant potential threat to the security of our nation. EAI has the specialized decontamination expertise, experience, and capabilities to reduce the risk posed by these materials—and to help our country address the challenge of Homeland Security.
Our Homeland Security capabilities encompass both mitigation and emergency response:

Threat Mitigation

EAI has partnered with government agencies and contractors to decontaminate radiological sites of all sizes and types—private and government, domestic and foreign. We provide:

  • Site review and assessment
  • Comprehensive decontamination strategy development
  • Complete site preparation
  • Health and safety monitoring
  • Decontamination using most appropriate technologies
  • Waste collection and packaging

Mobile Decontamination and Emergency Incident Response

http://eai-inc.com/images/remote-robotic-unit.jpgEAI has the capabilities to provide rapid response in the event of an emergency incident, such as the detonation of a radiological "dirty bomb." Our Mobile Decontamination Facility (MDF) gives us the ability to bring specialized decontamination technology and tools right to the scene—within hours, helping government agencies deal effectively with emergency situations, mitigating environmental impact and protecting the health and safety of those in the affected area. Our vast experience and knowledge provide a high degree of confidence and professionalism when it really counts.

Radiological Decontamination

EAI provides comprehensive radiological decontamination services for projects of any size. Our proven technologies and techniques enable us to achieve significant decontamination factors—dramatically reducing the volume of high-level waste and often allowing free release of treated objects. We have the expertise and capabilities to handle any decontamination project—from a single glovebox to an entire site decommissioning.

Turnkey Solution

No matter what the challenge, EAI provides a complete, turnkey solution, including:

  • Site review and assessment
  • Comprehensive decontamination strategy development
  • Complete site preparation
  • Health and safety monitoring
  • Decontamination using most appropriate technologies
  • Waste collection and packaging

Independent Validation

The technologies were originally developed after the terror events on September 11 to provide an effective means of recovering urban areas or strategic military equipment that may be affected by the use of a dirty bomb or other event using radiological materials. In an ongoing effort to validate the processes and better prepare our nation, the US EPA has been continually testing all methods of decontamination available throughout the industry and the world. These tests have been conducted independently at our national laboratories over the past several years. Various materials of construction have been tested using all major radioisotopes of concern. EAI’s Rad-Release I, Rad-Release II and EAI SuperGel have ranked as the top three technologies in every test (See table of the following page).

Decontamination Technology Testing Performed by The US Environmental Protection Agency October 2010 - Contaminated Concrete CS137

Decontamination Technology Technology Type (description) Pre-Decon Activity µCi/Coupon Post-Decon Activity µCi/Coupon Percent (%) Removal Decontamination Factor (DF)
EAI Rad-Release II Chemical extraction for both surface and sub-surface contamination Removal 1.02 ± 0.08 0.15 ± 0.03 85% 7.0 ± 1.1
EAI SuperGel Chemical treatment designed to draw contamination into Gel Surface and Sub-Surface Contamination 1.03 ± 0.01 0.28 ± 0.05 73% 3.8 ± 0.7
EAI Rad-Release I Chemical extraction for both surface and sub-surface contamination Removal 1.11 ± 0.04 0.34 ± 0.14 71% 3.9 ± 1.5
RDS Liquid/Foam Topical Chemical surfactant for removal of loose surface contamination 1.10 ± 0.03 0.52 ± 0.09 53% 2.1 ± 0.3
INTEK ND – 600/ND - 75 Chemical Process designed to remove scale and surface contamination from metals 1.08 ± 0.03 0.52 ± 0.12 52% 2.1 ± 0.4
Decon Gel 1101/1108 Strippable Coating 1.10 ± 0.03 0.60 ± 0.09 49% 1.9 ± 0.2
Water Blasting High Pressure Water based surface removal 1.10 ± 0.02 0.85 ± 0.03 25% 0.95 ± 0.3