Understanding OBT

The Distinguished Merit Award is awarded to:

Sang Bog Kim, Michael Bredlaw, Francesca Farrow and Heather Rousselle: 

At the moment, there are no reference materials nor standard techniques to measure Organically Bound Tritium (OBT) in the environment. The team has organized several exercises and workshops to help to shape more standardized approaches to measure OBT in environmental media and are contributing to reducing the uncertainty associated with such measurements. The knowledge gained is being published in peer-reviewed scientific articles. This team has built a solid reputation in environmental tritium analysis. The team is currently working for internal and external customers and one member of the team has been invited by the IAEA to support remediation work in the Fukushima Prefecture.