Document Details


Title:
DISTRIBUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLUTONIUM IN THE TRINITY SITE ECOSYSTEM AFTER 27 YEARS ( THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL RAD PROTECTION ASSO, SEPT 9-14, 1973 )
Author(s):
HAKONSON, T E [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; JOHNSON, L J [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
TRINITY EVENT; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIOECOLOGY; PLUTONIUM 238; SAMPLING; ECOSYSTEMS; PROCEDURES; PLANTS; RODENTS; TISSUES; SOILS; PLUTONIUM 239; ALPHA SPECTROSCOPY; STATISTICS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; ACTIVITY LEVELS; DATA; ISOTOPE RATIO; AMERICIUM 241; BARIUM 133; EUROPIUM 152; EUROPIUM 155; COBALT 60; CESIUM 137; STRONTIUM 90; YTTRIUM 90
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:
BOOK
Publication Date:
1973 Sep 14
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0010
Accession Number:
NV0051311
Document Number(s):
CONF730907P1
Originating Research Org.:
LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE RESULTS ARE PRESENTED FOR A RADIOECOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE TRINITY SITE ENVIRONS, WHERE THE WORLD'S FIRST (JULY 1945) ATOMIC BOMB WAS DE TONATED. THE TEMPORAL BEHAVIOR OF THE LOW ENVIRONMENTAL LEVELS OF THE PLUTONIUM PRODUCED BY THIS DETONATION ARE DISCUSSED. THE DATA FROM TH IS STUDY WERE COMPARED WITH SIMILAR DATA OBTAINED IN THE TRINITY SITE ENVIRONS NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO. THE MAJOR CHANGE WHICH WAS OBSERVED WAS AN INCREASED MIGRATION OF PLUTONIUM INTO THE SOILS. CONCENTRATIONS OF PLUTONIUM IN VEGETATION AND RODENTS WERE TOO LOW TO MAKE VALID COMPAR ISONS.


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