Document Details


Title:
RADIOLOGICAL SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF THE FALLOUT AREA FROM THE TRINITY TEST
Subject Terms:
TRINITY EVENT; HISTORICAL SUMMARY; FALLOUT; RADIATION MONITORING; CONTAMINATION; DECAY; STRONTIUM 90; CESIUM 137; PLUTONIUM 239; EUROPIUM 152; FISSION PRODUCTS; LEVELS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SAMPLING; WINDS; WATER; SOILS; PLANTS; RODENTS; AEROSOL MONITORING; PROCEDURES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS; YTTRIUM 90; PLUTONIUM 240; CALCULATIONS; CALCULATION METHODS; ACTIVITY LEVELS; DATA; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; STATISTICS; COBALT 60; POTASSIUM 40; URANIUM 238; THORIUM 232; EUROPIUM 155; BERYLLIUM 7; NIOBIUM 95; ZIRCONIUM 95; RUTHENIUM 103; DOSE RATES; DOSE COMMITMENTS; RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS; RADIATION DOSES; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE LEVEL; ORGANS; FIELD TESTS; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; CALIBRATION; INHALATION; INGESTION; CATTLE; INTAKE; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; MILK; MEAT
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:
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0130
Accession Number:
NV0051306
Document Number(s):
A10256MS
Originating Research Org.:
LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
CURRENT RADIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS WERE EVALUATED FOR THE SITE OF THE FIR ST NUCLEAR WEAPONS TEST, THE TRINITY TEST, AND THE ASSOCIATED FALLOUT ZONE. THE TEST LOCATED ON WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, WAS CONDUCTED AS PART OF THE RESEARCH WITH NUCLEAR MATERIALS FOR THE WORLD WAR II MANH ATTAN ENGINEER DISTRICT ATOMIC BOMB PROJECT. SOME RESIDUAL RADIOACTIVI TY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE TEST WAS FOUND IN THE SOILS OF GROUND ZERO ON W HITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE AND THE AREAS THAT RECEIVED FALLOUT FROM THE TEST. THE STUDY CONSIDERED RELEVANT INFORMATION INCLUDING HISTORICAL RECORDS, ENVIRONMENTAL DATA EXTENDING BACK TO THE 1940'S, AND NEW DAT A ACQUIRED BY FIELD SAMPLING AND MEASUREMENTS. POTENTIAL EXPOSURES TO RADIATION WERE EVALUATED FOR CURRENT LAND USES. MAXIMUM ESTIMATED DOSE S ON CHUPADERA MESA AND OTHER UNCONTROLLED AREAS ARE LESS THAN 3 PERCE NT OF THE DOE RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS (RPS). RADIATION EXPOSURE S DURING PUBLIC VISITS TO THE U.S. ARMY-CONTROLLED GROUND ZERO AREA AR E LESS THAN 1 MREM PER ANNUAL VISIT OR LESS THAN 0.2 PERCENT OF THE RP S FOR A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC. DETAILED DATA AND INTERPRETATIONS ARE PR OVIDED IN APPENDIXES.


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