Radioactivity is Everywhere

Pace Analytical radiochemical analysis Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) has been present since the creation of the planet and is found in air, water and throughout the earth’s crust. Anthropogenic, man-made radioactivity originates from nuclear reactors, fallout from nuclear weapons testing, nuclear accelerators and the manufacture of isotopes used for medical purposes. Cosmogenic radioactivity is caused when cosmic rays strike the earth, inducing radioactivity in the atmosphere.

Due to their ability to change matter, radioactive substances are dangerous to people and the environment. Organizations working with potentially radioactive substances must determine radioactivity levels and identify specific radionuclides for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Routine monitoring
  • Contamination checks
  • Waste management
  • Environmental and health impact assessment

When it comes to radiochemical analysis, experience matters!

Pace® offers one of the most comprehensive radiochemistry testing programs in the United States with a highly qualified staff of radiochemical professionals with many years of industry experience. Our professionals are experienced in their disciplines and dedicated to supporting our clients’ needs for timely, high quality environmental information, and support. With over 60 laboratories, over 40 service centers, and 27 locations that provide stormwater sampling, Pace® provides comprehensive, nationwide service.

This guide provides details on all of our
radiochemistry capabilities, methods, and more.

Questions About Radiochemical Analysis? 


The Pace® Radiochemical Team combines the talents of experienced chemists, project managers, sampling technicians, and dedicated product and program managers, to assist in the selection and application of appropriate sampling strategies and provide support on the most demanding projects.


  • Drinking Water Analysis
  • Wastewater Analysis
  • Site Remediation
  • Food Testing
  • Waste Characterization
  • Site Decommissioning
  • Nuclear Quality Assurance
  • Nuclear Site Investigations
  • Nuclear Power Plant Services
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Coal Combustible Residuals Final Rule
  • Human Bioassay at NRC Licensed Facilities

Pace® offers radiochemical analysis and testing and services to meet the requirements of the following radiologically sensitive programs:

  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • State Private Well Testing Initiatives
  • Clean Water Act
  • Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Department of Energy
  • NRC Site Decommissioning
  • Department of Defense
  • The Global Nuclear Power Industry
  • Coal Combustible Residuals (CCR) Final Rule
  • Sediment Dating
  • Land Applied Sludge
  • Uranium Mining
  • Oil & Gas Health and Safety
  • EU Import/Export Requirements
  • Human Bioassay
  • Precious Metals Mining
  • Technical Bulletins
  • Testing For Radioactivity
  • Radiochemistry Test Methods
  • Maximum Contaminant Levels
  • Common Reporting Convention
  • Reporting Unit Conversions