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RADIOACTIVITY IN THE REEF FISHES OF BELLE ISLAND ENIWETOK ATOLL APRIL 1954 TO NOVEMBER 1955 ( FIGURES FOR THIS DRAFT ARE IN 50017 ) (PARTIAL)
Author(s):
WELANDER, A D [* UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, APPLIED FISHERIES LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
RESEARCH PROGRAMS; FISHES; FISSION PRODUCTS; PROCEDURES; TISSUES; SAMPLING; ORGANS; ACTIVITY LEVELS; SURVEYS; NECTAR EVENT; CASTLE OPERATION; ALGAE; RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS; MANGANESE 54; IRON 55; COBALT 57; COBALT 58; COBALT 60; ZINC 65
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:
1957 May 17
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0020
Accession Number:
NV0050017
Document Number(s):
UWFL49DRAFT
Originating Research Org.:
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, APPLIED FISHERIES LABORA
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
STUDIES OF THE RADIOACTIVITY IN REEF FISHES OF BELLE ( BOGOMBOGO ) ISL AND, ENIWETOK ATOLL, WERE MADE DURING A PERIOD OF ABOUT ONE YEAR FOLLO WING THE ATOMIC DETONATIONS IN 1954. THIRTY-FOUR DIFFERENT COLLECTION S WERE MADE AND 693 SPECIMENS WERE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE TREND OR DECLINE OF RADIOACTIVITY. THE DECLINE OF RADIOACTIVITY DURING THE PE RIOD UNDER STUDY WAS GENERALLY SIMILAR IN ALL SPECIES. THE RELATIVE A MOUNT OF RADIOACTIVITY PER GRAM OF TISSUE WAS GREATEST IN THE ALIMENTA RY TRACT, WITH THE LIVER, SKIN, BONE AND MUSCLE HAVING SUCCESSIVELY LE SSER AMOUNTS. THIS RELATIONSHIP PREVAILED THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD. THE RATE OF DECLINE WAS GREATEST DURING THE FIRST 100 DAYS, WITH A LOSS OF 90 PER CENT OF THE RADIOACTIVITY DURING THE PERIOD. STUDIES WERE MADE ON THE VARIATION OF TOTAL RADIOACTIVITY IN THE TISSUES AND SPECI ES, ON COMPARISONS OF THE AMOUNT OF RADIOACTIVITY IN THE SPECIES AND I N THEIR FOOD, AND ON COMPARISONS OF THE DECLINE OF RADIOACTIVITY DURIN G THE PERIOD WITH THE DECAY OF RADIOACTIVITY IN TISSUES COLLECTED SOON AFTER THE SHOTS.


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