Document Details


Title:
ANIMAL INVESTIGATION PROGRAM 1980 ANNUAL REPORT: NEVADA TEST SITE AND VICINITY
Author(s):
SMITH, D D [* EMSL-LV]; GILES, K R [* EMSL-LV]; BERNHARDT, D E [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.]
Subject Terms:
RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SAMPLING; DEER; SHEEP; RABBITS; HORSES; IODINE 131; STRONTIUM 90; SOILS; PLUTONIUM 238; PLUTONIUM 239; TRITIUM; CESIUM 137; COBALT 60; RHODIUM 102; ORGANS; WATER; DATA; NAEG COLLECTION
Addressee:
UNK
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:
1982 Aug 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0064
Accession Number:
NV0067387
Document Number(s):
EPA600382077
Originating Research Org.:
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S.
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
DATA ARE PRESENTED FROM THE RADIOANALYSES OF TISSUES COLLECTED FROM CA TTLE, MULE DEER, DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP, RABBITS, AND A HORSE THAT RESID ED ON OR NEAR THE NEVADA TEST SITE DURING 1980. ROUTINE AND SPECIAL AC TIVITIES OF THE ANIMAL INVESTIGATION PROGRAM ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. OTHER THAN THE NATURALLY OCCURRING POTASSIUM-40, GAMMA-EMITTING RADIONUCLID ES WERE DETECTED INFREQUENTLY. IODINE-131 WAS FOUND IN THE THYROID OF A DEER 3 WEEKS AFTER A NUCLEAR TEST BY THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA . STRONTIUM-90 CONCENTRATIONS IN BONES FROM DEER, CATTLE, AND DESERT B IGHORN SHEEP WERE SIMILAR TO THOSE OF RECENT YEARS. PLUTONIUM LEVELS I N ALL TISSUES FROM ALL SPECIES SHOWED LITTLE VARIATION FROM THOSE LEVE LS IN SAMPLES COLLECTED IN RECENT YEARS. RADIONUCLIDE CONCENTRATIONS W ERE GENERALLY HIGHER IN THE TISSUES OF ANIMALS RESIDING IN AREA 15 THA N IN SIMILAR ANIMALS COLLECTED FROM OTHER NEVADA TEST SITE AREAS. SURF ACE SOIL SAMPLES FROM THE AREA 15 FARM CONTAINED PLUTONIUM-238 AND 239 IN NANOCURIE PER KILOGRAM CONCENTRATIONS.


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