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Title: IRON-55 FROM NUCLEAR DETONATIONS

Abstract

The livers and hearts of tana fish collected from the Paclfic Ocean were analyzed for Fe/sup 55/ content as an indication of fall-out radioactivity. The specific activity of the samples, in Feb. 1961, was found to be 82000 dpm/gm of Fe. Values were calculated for the specific activity of oceanic Fe. Measurements were also made of Fe/sup 55/ activity in samples of ocean sediment and rain water from San Diego. Results indicate that the present contribution of atmospheric fall-out is small compared with the total inventory of the ocean, and the activity level of Fe/sup 55/ in the ocean is not great enough to constitute a health hazard. (C.H.)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, San Diego
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4033983
NSA Number:
NSA-15-023786
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: 191; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
HEALTH AND SAFETY; ATMOSPHERE; FALLOUT; FISH; HEART; IRON 55; LIVER; MATHEMATICS; MEASURED VALUES; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; PERFORMANCE; PRECIPITATION; QUANTITY RATIO; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOACTIVITY; RAIN; SAMPLING; SEA

Citation Formats

Rama,, Koide, M, and Goldberg, E D. IRON-55 FROM NUCLEAR DETONATIONS. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.1038/191162a0.
Rama,, Koide, M, & Goldberg, E D. IRON-55 FROM NUCLEAR DETONATIONS. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1038/191162a0.
Rama,, Koide, M, and Goldberg, E D. Sat . "IRON-55 FROM NUCLEAR DETONATIONS". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1038/191162a0.
@article{osti_4033983,
title = {IRON-55 FROM NUCLEAR DETONATIONS},
author = {Rama, and Koide, M and Goldberg, E D},
abstractNote = {The livers and hearts of tana fish collected from the Paclfic Ocean were analyzed for Fe/sup 55/ content as an indication of fall-out radioactivity. The specific activity of the samples, in Feb. 1961, was found to be 82000 dpm/gm of Fe. Values were calculated for the specific activity of oceanic Fe. Measurements were also made of Fe/sup 55/ activity in samples of ocean sediment and rain water from San Diego. Results indicate that the present contribution of atmospheric fall-out is small compared with the total inventory of the ocean, and the activity level of Fe/sup 55/ in the ocean is not great enough to constitute a health hazard. (C.H.)},
doi = {10.1038/191162a0},
journal = {Nature},
number = ,
volume = Vol: 191,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1961},
month = {7}
}