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Radioactive material in the radiologically contaminated fishes caught in the Pacific Ocean in 1954

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Abstract

The radioactivity of several samples of Coryphaena Hippyrus caught in the southern Pacific in May, 1954, after the atomic explosion at Bikini, was found, in decreasing order, in spleen, kidney, liver, pyloric ceca, heart, gill, intestine, gastric wall, ovary, testis, gastric content, red muscle, skin, vertebrae, and muscle. The red muscle of Neothunnus Macropterus showed 54.8 counts/min./0.20 g. activity on dry basis, the activity was decreased to 27.6 by soaking 25 g. muscle in 25 cc. water, and to 14.1 by soaking in 0.5% Na ethylenediaminetetraacetate solution. The radioactive substances in these fish tissues were found, upon analysis, to belong to the III group, particularly to III-B group. Examination of synchroscope patterns by scintillation counter indicated the presence of /sup 65/Zn among the radioactive substances. /sup 90/Sr was suggested to be present in very small amount.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1955
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-80-091348
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi; (Japan); Journal Volume: 20
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; FISHES; CONTAMINATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; TISSUE DISTRIBUTION; BIKINI; GILLS; HEART; INTESTINES; KIDNEYS; LIVER; MUSCLES; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; OVARIES; PACIFIC OCEAN; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIONUCLIDE KINETICS; SKIN; SPLEEN; STOMACH; STRONTIUM 90; TESTES; VERTEBRAE; ZINC 65; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-PLUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; EXPLOSIONS; FEMALE GENITALS; GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT; GLANDS; GONADS; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISLANDS; ISOTOPES; MALE GENITALS; MARSHALL ISLANDS; MICRONESIA; NUCLEI; OCEANIA; ORGANS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOISOTOPES; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; SEAS; SKELETON; STRONTIUM ISOTOPES; SURFACE WATERS; VERTEBRATES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ZINC ISOTOPES; 520302* - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Aquatic Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987); 560172 - Radiation Effects- Nuclide Kinetics & Toxicology- Animals- (-1987); 450200 - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Nuclear Explosions & Explosives
OSTI ID:
5238867
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NSUGA
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 902-906
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 1980

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Citation Formats

Saiki, M, Okano, S, and Mori, T. Radioactive material in the radiologically contaminated fishes caught in the Pacific Ocean in 1954. Japan: N. p., 1955. Web.
Saiki, M, Okano, S, & Mori, T. Radioactive material in the radiologically contaminated fishes caught in the Pacific Ocean in 1954. Japan.
Saiki, M, Okano, S, and Mori, T. 1955. "Radioactive material in the radiologically contaminated fishes caught in the Pacific Ocean in 1954." Japan.
@misc{etde_5238867,
title = {Radioactive material in the radiologically contaminated fishes caught in the Pacific Ocean in 1954}
author = {Saiki, M, Okano, S, and Mori, T}
abstractNote = {The radioactivity of several samples of Coryphaena Hippyrus caught in the southern Pacific in May, 1954, after the atomic explosion at Bikini, was found, in decreasing order, in spleen, kidney, liver, pyloric ceca, heart, gill, intestine, gastric wall, ovary, testis, gastric content, red muscle, skin, vertebrae, and muscle. The red muscle of Neothunnus Macropterus showed 54.8 counts/min./0.20 g. activity on dry basis, the activity was decreased to 27.6 by soaking 25 g. muscle in 25 cc. water, and to 14.1 by soaking in 0.5% Na ethylenediaminetetraacetate solution. The radioactive substances in these fish tissues were found, upon analysis, to belong to the III group, particularly to III-B group. Examination of synchroscope patterns by scintillation counter indicated the presence of /sup 65/Zn among the radioactive substances. /sup 90/Sr was suggested to be present in very small amount.}
journal = {Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi; (Japan)}
volume = {20}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1955}
month = {Jan}
}