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Radiation exposures from nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site

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Abstract

A summary of the pertinent data on radiation exposures from nuclear tests in Nevada is presented. The data are presented in categories of external ..gamma.. radiation, activity concentrations in air, and activity concentrations in water. Methods used to estimate exposure and to evaluate data are described. The data are tabulated. The maximum external exposure was 7 to 8 r for 15 persons involved. In terms of relatively large populations, the average exposure for the 1,000,000 people living nearest the site was at the rate of 1/2 r/30 yr. The highest concentration of fallout activity in the air was about 1.3 ..mu..c/m/sup 3/ averaged over the 30 hr that the activity was present in significant quantities. The highest concentration of fallout activity in a potential drinking water supply was about 1.4 x 10/sup -/ ..mu..c/me extrapolated to D + 3 days. Evaluation of these data is given.
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Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1958
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-79-070340
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Health Phys.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 1
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION DOSES; NEVADA TEST SITE; FALLOUT; ATMOSPHERIC EXPLOSIONS; CONTAMINATION; DRINKING WATER; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; RADIOACTIVITY; DOSES; EXPLOSIONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POPULATIONS; SAFETY STANDARDS; STANDARDS; WATER; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 500300 - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6210272
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: HLTPA
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 255-267
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Dunning, G M. Radiation exposures from nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. United Kingdom: N. p., 1958. Web.
Dunning, G M. Radiation exposures from nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. United Kingdom.
Dunning, G M. 1958. "Radiation exposures from nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site." United Kingdom.
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title = {Radiation exposures from nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site}
author = {Dunning, G M}
abstractNote = {A summary of the pertinent data on radiation exposures from nuclear tests in Nevada is presented. The data are presented in categories of external ..gamma.. radiation, activity concentrations in air, and activity concentrations in water. Methods used to estimate exposure and to evaluate data are described. The data are tabulated. The maximum external exposure was 7 to 8 r for 15 persons involved. In terms of relatively large populations, the average exposure for the 1,000,000 people living nearest the site was at the rate of 1/2 r/30 yr. The highest concentration of fallout activity in the air was about 1.3 ..mu..c/m/sup 3/ averaged over the 30 hr that the activity was present in significant quantities. The highest concentration of fallout activity in a potential drinking water supply was about 1.4 x 10/sup -/ ..mu..c/me extrapolated to D + 3 days. Evaluation of these data is given.}
journal = {Health Phys.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1958}
month = {Dec}
}