Document Details


Title:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ON GABRIEL ( DBM REPORT ENCLOSED )
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
GABRIEL PROJECT
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA 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 - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
CORRESPONDENCE, LETTERS, MEMOS
Publication Date:
1954 Jan 19
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0021
Accession Number:
NV0030509
Document Number(s):
AEC2787
Originating Research Org.:
NO DATA AVAILABLE
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ON GABRIEL 1. LEVEL OF EFFORT. THE NATURE OF PROJECT GABRIEL IS SUCH THAT IT IS I MPOSSIBLE TO STATE IN SIMPLE TERMS THE LEVEL OF EFFORT INVOLVED OR TO CLEARLY BOUND THE PROJECT. SAMPLING OF RADIOSTRONTIUM IN HUMANS AND IN OTHER MATERIALS OF INTEREST IS CURRENTLY CARRIED ON AT A LEVEL OF ABO UT 15 MAN-YEARS AND $140,000 PER YEAR. OF THE INVESTIGATIONS SUPPORTED BY BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, ABOUT 70, INVOLVING 325 MAN-YEARS AND $3,325 ,000 PER YEAR, ARE RELATED TO SOME PHASE OF GABRIEL. INDIVIDUAL PROJEC TS, TOGETHER WITH LEVELS OF SUPPORT AND CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION RELA TED TO GABRIEL TO WHICH THEY CONTRIBUTE ARE LISTED. INTERIM ESTIMATES. ON THE BASIS OF A CONFERENCE ON THIS SUBJECT HELD B Y RAND CORPORATION IN JULY 1953, IT WAS ESTIMATED BY RAND THAT "... TH E NUCLEAR YIELD REQUIRED TO BRING THE ( AVERAGE RADIOACTIVE STRONTIUM CONTENT OF THE ) POPULATION OF THE WORLD UP TO THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRATION IS LARGER THAT 2.5X10 4 MEGATONS. RESULTS OF THE CURREN T PROGRAM OF SAMPLING OF RADIOSTRONTIUM AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS WERE DISC USSED AT A CONFERENCE HELD JANUARY 9-10, 1954. WHILE THE INFORMATION A VAILABLE IS INADEQUATE TO SUPPORT A NEW ESTIMATE, THE OBSERVED OCCURRE NCE OF RADIOSTRONTIUM IS NOT GREATLY OUT OF LINE WITH THE ABOVE ESTIMA TE.


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