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Title: THYROIDAL RADIOIODINE CONCENTRATIONS IN NORTH AMERICAN DEER FOLLOWING 1961- 1963 NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS

Abstract

Radioiodine concentrations were measured in deer, elk, caribou, and reindeer thyroids collected in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maryland, Washington, and Wyoming during the period September 1961 through mid-April 1963. Periods of maximum I/sup 131/ concentrations in most samples occurred in winter months, about two to three months after initial atmospheric tests. Values during the 1961 peak period were slightly greater than during the 1962 peak period but were maintained over a shorter period of time. The I/sup 131/ concentrations showed a clear response to each series of nuclear tests conducted by France, Russia, and the U. S. Maximum response occurred following tests conducted in the atmosphere and the SEDAN detonation on July 6, 1962; least response followed underground tests. Thyroid doses received by the various animal groups from I/ sup 131/ during the 1962 and 1963 nuclear tests varied from about 20 rads in Colorado deer to 0.8 rad in Alaskan reindeer, compared to 5.1 and 1.2 rads, respectively, in similar samples collected during the 1961 and 1962 nuclear test series. (auth)

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co. Hanford Atomic Products Operation, Richland, Wash. and Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins
OSTI Identifier:
4166184
Report Number(s):
HW-SA-3141; CONF-66-11
NSA Number:
NSA-18-000015
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(45-1)-1350
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: From Symposium on the Biology of Radioiodine, Richland, Wash., June 1963. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE; ALASKA; ANIMALS; CALIFORNIA; CARIBOU; COLORADO; CONFERENCE; CONTAMINATION; DEER; ENVIRONMENT; FALLOUT; IODINE 131; MEASURED VALUES; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; QUANTITY RATIO; RADIATION DOSES; REACTORS; REINDEER; SAMPLING; THYROID; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; USA; VARIATIONS; WASHINGTON

Citation Formats

Hanson, W.C., Dahl, A.H., Whicker, F.W., Longhurst, W.M., Flyger, V., Davey, S.P., and Greer, K.R. THYROIDAL RADIOIODINE CONCENTRATIONS IN NORTH AMERICAN DEER FOLLOWING 1961- 1963 NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Hanson, W.C., Dahl, A.H., Whicker, F.W., Longhurst, W.M., Flyger, V., Davey, S.P., & Greer, K.R. THYROIDAL RADIOIODINE CONCENTRATIONS IN NORTH AMERICAN DEER FOLLOWING 1961- 1963 NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS. United States.
Hanson, W.C., Dahl, A.H., Whicker, F.W., Longhurst, W.M., Flyger, V., Davey, S.P., and Greer, K.R. Thu . "THYROIDAL RADIOIODINE CONCENTRATIONS IN NORTH AMERICAN DEER FOLLOWING 1961- 1963 NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_4166184,
title = {THYROIDAL RADIOIODINE CONCENTRATIONS IN NORTH AMERICAN DEER FOLLOWING 1961- 1963 NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS},
author = {Hanson, W.C. and Dahl, A.H. and Whicker, F.W. and Longhurst, W.M. and Flyger, V. and Davey, S.P. and Greer, K.R.},
abstractNote = {Radioiodine concentrations were measured in deer, elk, caribou, and reindeer thyroids collected in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maryland, Washington, and Wyoming during the period September 1961 through mid-April 1963. Periods of maximum I/sup 131/ concentrations in most samples occurred in winter months, about two to three months after initial atmospheric tests. Values during the 1961 peak period were slightly greater than during the 1962 peak period but were maintained over a shorter period of time. The I/sup 131/ concentrations showed a clear response to each series of nuclear tests conducted by France, Russia, and the U. S. Maximum response occurred following tests conducted in the atmosphere and the SEDAN detonation on July 6, 1962; least response followed underground tests. Thyroid doses received by the various animal groups from I/ sup 131/ during the 1962 and 1963 nuclear tests varied from about 20 rads in Colorado deer to 0.8 rad in Alaskan reindeer, compared to 5.1 and 1.2 rads, respectively, in similar samples collected during the 1961 and 1962 nuclear test series. (auth)},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1963},
month = {Thu Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1963}
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