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Title: Bikini Atoll ionizing radiation survey, May 1985-May 1986

Abstract

Between 1946 and 1958, the United States conducted 23 nuclear tests at the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which resulted in extensive radioactive contamination of a number of islands in the atoll and prevented the timely resettlement of the native population. Although the external dose rates from beta and gamma radiation have been previously determined by aerial survey and a variety of ground measurement techniques, technical constraints limited the assessment of external beta dose rates that result from the /sup 137/Cs and /sup 90/Sr//sup 90/Y contamination on the islands. Now, because of the recent development of very thin thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs), the external beta dose rates can be measured. 18 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6001526
Report Number(s):
UCRL-53798
ON: DE88001322
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BIKINI; RADIOMETRIC SURVEYS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA SPECTROMETERS; GAMMA RADIATION; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; DOSEMETERS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; ISLANDS; ISOTOPES; LUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; MARSHALL ISLANDS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MICRONESIA; OCEANIA; RADIATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; SPECTROMETERS; SURVEYS; 510300* - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Shingleton, K L, Cate, J L, Trent, M G, and Robison, W L. Bikini Atoll ionizing radiation survey, May 1985-May 1986. United States: N. p., 1987. Web. doi:10.2172/6001526.
Shingleton, K L, Cate, J L, Trent, M G, & Robison, W L. Bikini Atoll ionizing radiation survey, May 1985-May 1986. United States. doi:10.2172/6001526.
Shingleton, K L, Cate, J L, Trent, M G, and Robison, W L. Thu . "Bikini Atoll ionizing radiation survey, May 1985-May 1986". United States. doi:10.2172/6001526. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6001526.
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title = {Bikini Atoll ionizing radiation survey, May 1985-May 1986},
author = {Shingleton, K L and Cate, J L and Trent, M G and Robison, W L},
abstractNote = {Between 1946 and 1958, the United States conducted 23 nuclear tests at the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which resulted in extensive radioactive contamination of a number of islands in the atoll and prevented the timely resettlement of the native population. Although the external dose rates from beta and gamma radiation have been previously determined by aerial survey and a variety of ground measurement techniques, technical constraints limited the assessment of external beta dose rates that result from the /sup 137/Cs and /sup 90/Sr//sup 90/Y contamination on the islands. Now, because of the recent development of very thin thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs), the external beta dose rates can be measured. 18 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/6001526},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {10}
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