surveys (Scenario 3C), operation patterns and historical records will often suggest that some locations are more likely sources of agent than others. Arranging the order of measurements so that the elevated agent concentration is more likely to be found earlier rather than later can shorten inspection, at least in cases where a single reservoir can be tentatively assumed to be the source of contamination.

Finding 5-7. The successful application of any measurement technology is a function not only of its capabilities, but also of the ultimate use of the data generated. The context and purpose of the measurements will determine the sampling scheme, precision, and accuracy required.

A synopsis of the major issues identified in Chapters 1 through 5 is presented in the next and final chapter.

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