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Title: Historical review of personnel dosimetry development and its use in radiation protection programs at Hanford 1944 to the 1980s

Abstract

This document is an account of the personnel dosimetry programs as they were developed and practiced at Hanford from their inception in 1943 to 1944 to the 1980s. This history is divided into sections covering the general categories of external and internal measurement methods, in vivo counting, radiation exposure recordkeeping, and calibration of personnel dosimeters. The reasons and circumstances surrounding the inception of these programs at Hanford are discussed. Information about these programs was obtained from documents, letters, and memos that are available in our historical records; the personnel files of many people who participated in these programs; and from the recollections of many long-time, current, and past Hanford employees. For the most part, the history of these programs is presented chronologically to relate their development and use in routine Hanford operations. 131 refs., 38 figs., 23 tabs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6696446
Report Number(s):
PNL-6125
ON: DE87007896
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; HANFORD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY; RADIATION PROTECTION; DOSIMETRY; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 560161 - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man

Citation Formats

Wilson, R H. Historical review of personnel dosimetry development and its use in radiation protection programs at Hanford 1944 to the 1980s. United States: N. p., 1987. Web. doi:10.2172/6696446.
Wilson, R H. Historical review of personnel dosimetry development and its use in radiation protection programs at Hanford 1944 to the 1980s. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6696446
Wilson, R H. 1987. "Historical review of personnel dosimetry development and its use in radiation protection programs at Hanford 1944 to the 1980s". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6696446. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6696446.
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