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Title: Resettlement of Bikini Atoll U.S. Nuclear Test Site

Abstract

The US conducted a nuclear testing program at Bikini and Enewetak Atolls in the Marshall Islands from 1946 through 1958. Several atolls, including Bikini, were contaminated as a result of the nuclear detonations. Since 1974 the authors have conducted an extensive research and monitoring program to determine the radiological conditions at the atolls, identify the critical radionuclides and pathways, estimate the radiological dose to current or resettling populations, and develop remedial measures to reduce the dose to atoll populations. This paper describes exposure pathways and radionuclides; composition of atoll soils; radionuclide transport and dose estimates; remedial measures; and reduction in dose from a combined option.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
750358
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-134049; HD2006400
TRN: US0206421
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Atomic Energy Agency International Symposium on Restoration of Environments with Radioactive Residue, Arlington, VA (US), 11/29/1999--12/03/1999; Other Information: PBD: 9 Sep 1999; PBD: 9 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; EXPLOSIONS; MARSHALL ISLANDS; MONITORING; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR TEST SITES; RADIOISOTOPES; RESIDUES; SOILS; TESTING; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Robinson, W L, Conrado, C L, Stuart, M L, Stoker, A C, and Hamilton, T F. Resettlement of Bikini Atoll U.S. Nuclear Test Site. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Robinson, W L, Conrado, C L, Stuart, M L, Stoker, A C, & Hamilton, T F. Resettlement of Bikini Atoll U.S. Nuclear Test Site. United States.
Robinson, W L, Conrado, C L, Stuart, M L, Stoker, A C, and Hamilton, T F. Thu . "Resettlement of Bikini Atoll U.S. Nuclear Test Site". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/750358.
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abstractNote = {The US conducted a nuclear testing program at Bikini and Enewetak Atolls in the Marshall Islands from 1946 through 1958. Several atolls, including Bikini, were contaminated as a result of the nuclear detonations. Since 1974 the authors have conducted an extensive research and monitoring program to determine the radiological conditions at the atolls, identify the critical radionuclides and pathways, estimate the radiological dose to current or resettling populations, and develop remedial measures to reduce the dose to atoll populations. This paper describes exposure pathways and radionuclides; composition of atoll soils; radionuclide transport and dose estimates; remedial measures; and reduction in dose from a combined option.},
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