Document Details


Title:
ANALYSIS OF RADIATION EXPOSURE FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL AT OPERATION IVY
Author(s):
THOMAS, C [SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INCORPORATED]; STUART, J [SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INCORPORATED]; GOETZ, J [SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INCORPORATED]; KLEMM, J [SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INCORPORATED]
Subject Terms:
IVY OPERATION; RADIATION DOSES; SHIPS; NUCLEAR TEST PERSONNEL REVIEW; MILITARY PERSONNEL; MILITARY OPERATIONS; MIKE EVENT; KING EVENT; DOSIMETRY; PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM DOSEMETERS; HISTORICAL SUMMARY; DOSE RATES; FALLOUT
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:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1983 Mar 15
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0080
Accession Number:
NV0048991
Document Number(s):
DNATR8298
Originating Research Org.:
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS, INCORPORATED
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE RADIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS ARE RECONSTRUCTED FOR EIGHTEEN SHIPS AND THE RESIDENCE ISLANDS OF ENIWETOK, KWAJALEIN, AND BIKINI ATOLLS THAT RECEIVED FALLOUT FROM THE MIKE AND KING EVENTS DURING THE IVY OPERATI ON (NOVEMBER 1952). SECONDARY (LATE-TIME) FALLOUT FROM THE MIKE EVENT WAS THE PRIMARY CONTRIBUTOR TO THE LOW-LEVEL RADIATION ENCOUNTERED ON THE MAJORITY OF THE SHIPS AND ATOLLS; ONLY THE M/V HORIZON RECEIVED PRIMARY (EARLY-TIME) FALLOUT FROM THIS EVENT. FALLOUT FROM THE KING EVENT WAS MINIMAL. FROM THE RECONSTRUCTED OPERATIONS AND RADIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS, EQUIVALENT PERSONNEL FILM BADGE DOSES ARE CALCULATED AND COMPARED WITH AVAILABLE DOSIMETRY DATA FOR FOURTEEN OF THE SHIPS. CALCULATED DOSES FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE SHIPS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH THE FILM BADGE DATA; HOWEVER, FOR THREE OF THE PARTICIPATING DESTROYERS (DDES), CALCULATED DOSES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE DOSIMETRY DATA INDICATES. CALCULATED MEAN DOSES FOR TYPICAL SHIPBOAR D PERSONNEL RANGE FROM A HIGH OF 0.062 REM ON THE HORIZON TO A LOW OF 0.001 REM ON THE SPENCER F. BAIRD; FOR ISLAND-BASED PERSONNEL, CALCUL ATED MEAN DOSES ARE LESS THAN 0.06 REM.


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