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Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment (MARSAME)

MARSAME provides information for federal agencies involved in property clearance programs at D&D sites

ORAU survey techicians performing an indoor radiologicall assessment

The Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment (MARSAME) manual was published in 2009 as a supplement to the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual and is a critical resource for federal agencies involved in property clearance programs at decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) sites.

The manual provides guidance to individuals and contractors in the disposition of metals, concrete, tools, piping, furniture, solids, liquids, and gases in containers, and similar non-real property that were part of former nuclear sites that have since undergone D&D.

It was developed as a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Since the release of the MARSAME manual, ORAU has led the way in providing training courses and instruction on how to use it.

MARSAME training resources

ORISE offers training courses on MARSAME standards of methodology and provides participants with essential technical information to apply the MARSAME manual in support of property clearance programs.