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Title:
DISTRIBUTION OF RADIOACTIVITY IN SEA WATER AND MARINE ORGANISMS FOLLOWING AN UNDERWATER NUCLEAR DETONATION AT THE ENIWETOK TEST SITE IN 1958.
Author(s):
PALUMBO, R F [UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, LAB. OF RADIATION BIOLOGY]; LOWMAN, F G [UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, LAB. OF RADIATION BIOLOGY]; WELANDER, A D [UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, LAB. OF RADIATION BIOLOGY]; WEEKS, D A [UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, LAB. OF RADIATION BIOLOGY]
Subject Terms:
PLANKTON; NEPTUNIUM 239; MOLYBDENUM 99; TECHNETIUM 99; TELLURIUM 132; IODINE 132; URANIUM 237; CERIUM 141; PROMETHIUM 141; RUTHENIUM 103; RHODIUM 103; BARIUM 140; LANTHANUM 140; ZIRCONIUM 95; NIOBIUM 95; CERIUM 144; PROMETHIUM 144; RUTHENIUM 106; RHODIUM 106; RUTHENIUM 105; RHODIUM 105; SEAWATER; SHIPS; RADIATION MONITORING; SAMPLING; ACTIVITY LEVELS; BETA DETECTION; POTASSIUM 40; MAPS; FISHES; WATER; YTTRIUM 90; DOSE RATES; GAMMA SPECTRA; BUTTERNUT EVENT; HARDTACK I OPERATION; FIR EVENT; KOA EVENT; WAHOO EVENT
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:
1959 Feb 06
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0050
Accession Number:
NV0050021
Document Number(s):
UWFL58DRAFT
Originating Research Org.:
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, LAB. OF RADIATION BIOLOG
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION OF THE WATER AND MAR INE ORGANISMS IN AND NEAR THE ENIWETOK TEST SITE WAS CONDUCTED DURING MAY 1958, SHORTLY BEFORE AND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AN UNDERWATER NUCL EAR DETONATION. AT THE END OF THREE AND ONE-HALF DAYS THE BOUNDARIES OF THE RADIOACTIVE WATER MASS EXTENDED BEYOND THE SURVEY AREA, 50 MIL ES TO THE WEST OF ENIWETOK ATOLL, AND TO A DEPTH OF AT LEAST 300 METER S. THE PLANKTON CONTAINED HIGH LEVELS OF NP239, MO99-TC99M, TE132-I13 2, AND U237. ALSO PRESENT IN LOWER AMOUNTS WERE CE141-PR141, RU103-RH 103, BA140-LA140, ZR95-NB95, AND CE144-PR144. RU106-RH106 AND RU105-R U105 WERE DETECTED ONCE IN EACH OF TWO SAMPLES. WHOLE FISH SAMPLES CO NTAINED ESSENTIALLY THE SAME RADIOISOTOPES AS THE PLANKTON. SHRIMP AN D SQUID CONTAINED HIGH LEVELS OF NP239 AND TE132-I132 BUT NO DETECTABL E MO99-TC99M.


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