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Title: EVALUATION OF RADIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE VICINITY OF HANFORD, APRIL- JUNE 1962

Abstract

An evaluation of radiological conditions in the vicinity of Hanford for the second quarter of 1962 indicates some reduction in calculated environmental exposures contributed by Hanford as compared with the same period of 1961. World- wide fallout increased over the same period of 1961. Natural background and fallout were the primary sources of environmental radiation exposure for most persons in the neighborhood of the Hanford controlled area. the principal Hanford source of exposure continues to be identified with radionuclides in reactor cooling water discharged to the Columbia River. For an individual who might regularly drink Pasco sanitary water, ingest certain local fish and waterfowl, and consume produce from certain local farms, an intake of boneseeking radionuclides is estimated at about 30 percent of that recommended by the National Committee on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) as maximum for continuous intake by persons in the neighborhood of controlled areas. This is about three-fourths of the amount estimated one year ago for that exposure. The dose to the GI tract from drinking Pasco sanitary water for the twelve months ending with June of 1962 is calcuIated as 40 mrems, which amounts to about three percent of the recommended maximum permissible limit andmore » is about half that estimated for a like period one year ago. Fallout from nuclear testing increased during the quarter and is attributed to the usual spring rise and the continued testing activities. (auth)« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co. Hanford Atomic Products Operation, Richland, Wash.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
4766141
Report Number(s):
HW-74398
NSA Number:
NSA-16-033309
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(45-1)-1350
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
HEALTH AND SAFETY; ADSORPTION; BACKGROUND; BIRDS; BONES; COLUMBIA RIVER; CONTROL; DRINKING WATER; ENVIRONMENT; FALLOUT; FISH; FISSION PRODUCTS; FOOD; GEOPHYSICS; HAPO; MAN; MATHEMATICS; MONITORING; MPD; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; QUANTITY RATIO; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTORS; SAFETY; STANDARDS; STOMACH; TESTING; VARIATIONS; WASHINGTON; WASTE DISPOSAL; WATER; WATER COOLANT

Citation Formats

Vanderbeek, J.W. ed. EVALUATION OF RADIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE VICINITY OF HANFORD, APRIL- JUNE 1962. United States: N. p., 1962. Web. doi:10.2172/4766141.
Vanderbeek, J.W. ed. EVALUATION OF RADIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE VICINITY OF HANFORD, APRIL- JUNE 1962. United States. doi:10.2172/4766141.
Vanderbeek, J.W. ed. Mon . "EVALUATION OF RADIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE VICINITY OF HANFORD, APRIL- JUNE 1962". United States. doi:10.2172/4766141. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4766141.
@article{osti_4766141,
title = {EVALUATION OF RADIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE VICINITY OF HANFORD, APRIL- JUNE 1962},
author = {Vanderbeek, J.W. ed.},
abstractNote = {An evaluation of radiological conditions in the vicinity of Hanford for the second quarter of 1962 indicates some reduction in calculated environmental exposures contributed by Hanford as compared with the same period of 1961. World- wide fallout increased over the same period of 1961. Natural background and fallout were the primary sources of environmental radiation exposure for most persons in the neighborhood of the Hanford controlled area. the principal Hanford source of exposure continues to be identified with radionuclides in reactor cooling water discharged to the Columbia River. For an individual who might regularly drink Pasco sanitary water, ingest certain local fish and waterfowl, and consume produce from certain local farms, an intake of boneseeking radionuclides is estimated at about 30 percent of that recommended by the National Committee on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) as maximum for continuous intake by persons in the neighborhood of controlled areas. This is about three-fourths of the amount estimated one year ago for that exposure. The dose to the GI tract from drinking Pasco sanitary water for the twelve months ending with June of 1962 is calcuIated as 40 mrems, which amounts to about three percent of the recommended maximum permissible limit and is about half that estimated for a like period one year ago. Fallout from nuclear testing increased during the quarter and is attributed to the usual spring rise and the continued testing activities. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4766141},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {7}
}