Document Details


Title:
LETTER TO N L MURR, SUBJECT: ASSUMPTIONS AND CALCULATIONS CONCERNING RADIATION INDUCED GENETIC DEFECTS RATES FROM FALLOUT
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
RADIATION EFFECTS; FALLOUT; MUTATIONS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
CORRESPONDENCE, LETTERS, MEMOS
Publication Date:
1959 May 22
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0002
Accession Number:
NV0025043
Originating Research Org.:
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION-DIVISION OF BIOLOGY AND M
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
LETTER DATED 05/22/59 TO A PRIVATE CITIZEN FROM C. L. DUNHAM DISCUSSES ASSUMPTIONS INVOLVING THE CORRELATION BETWEEN RADIATION EXPOSURE AND GENETIC DEFECTS. BASED UPON THESE GENERALLY ACCEPTED ASSUMPTIONS, A CA LCULATION SHOWS THERE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 720 TANGIBLE GENETIC DEFEC TS PRODUCED IN THE NEXT GENERATION AS A RESULT OF FALLOUT RADIATION. T HE HIGHEST AND LOWEST ESTIMATES RANGE FROM 3600 TO 60.


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