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Title: Foodstuff survey around a major nuclear facility with test of satellite images application

Abstract

A foodstuff survey was performed around the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina. It included a census of buildings and fields within 5 km of the boundary and determination of the locations and amounts of crops grown within 80 km of the Savannah River Site center. Recent information for this region was collected on the amounts of meat, poultry, milk, and eggs produced, of deer hunted, and of sports fish caught. The locations and areas devoted to growing each crop were determined by the usual process of applying county agricultural statistics reported by state agencies. This process was compared to crop analysis of two LANDSAT Thematic Mapper images. For use with environmental radionuclide transfer and radiation dose calculation codes, locations within 80 km were defined for 64 sections by 16 sectors centered on the site and by 16-km distance intervals from 16 km to 80 km. The median areas per section devoted to each of four food crops based on county agricultural statistics were about two-thirds of those based on satellite image analysis. Most locally-raised foodstuff was distributed regionally and not retained locally for consumption.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20075779
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Health Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; SOILS; CONTAMINATION; FOOD CHAINS; REMOTE SENSING; LANDSAT SATELLITES; AERIAL SURVEYING; RADIATION DOSES

Citation Formats

Twining, S., Strydom, J., Rosson, R., Koffman, L., Fledderman, P., and Kahn, B. Foodstuff survey around a major nuclear facility with test of satellite images application. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00004.
Twining, S., Strydom, J., Rosson, R., Koffman, L., Fledderman, P., & Kahn, B. Foodstuff survey around a major nuclear facility with test of satellite images application. United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00004.
Twining, S., Strydom, J., Rosson, R., Koffman, L., Fledderman, P., and Kahn, B. Mon . "Foodstuff survey around a major nuclear facility with test of satellite images application". United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00004.
@article{osti_20075779,
title = {Foodstuff survey around a major nuclear facility with test of satellite images application},
author = {Twining, S. and Strydom, J. and Rosson, R. and Koffman, L. and Fledderman, P. and Kahn, B.},
abstractNote = {A foodstuff survey was performed around the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina. It included a census of buildings and fields within 5 km of the boundary and determination of the locations and amounts of crops grown within 80 km of the Savannah River Site center. Recent information for this region was collected on the amounts of meat, poultry, milk, and eggs produced, of deer hunted, and of sports fish caught. The locations and areas devoted to growing each crop were determined by the usual process of applying county agricultural statistics reported by state agencies. This process was compared to crop analysis of two LANDSAT Thematic Mapper images. For use with environmental radionuclide transfer and radiation dose calculation codes, locations within 80 km were defined for 64 sections by 16 sectors centered on the site and by 16-km distance intervals from 16 km to 80 km. The median areas per section devoted to each of four food crops based on county agricultural statistics were about two-thirds of those based on satellite image analysis. Most locally-raised foodstuff was distributed regionally and not retained locally for consumption.},
doi = {10.1097/00004032-200005000-00004},
journal = {Health Physics},
issn = {0017-9078},
number = 5,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}