Document Details


Title:
ANALYSIS OF RADIATION EXPOSURE SERVICE PERSONNEL ON RONGERIK ATOLL OPERATION CASTLE, SHOT BRAVO
Author(s):
KLEMM, J [SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION]; GOETZ, J [SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION]; PHILLIPS, J [SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION]; THOMAS, C [SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION]
Subject Terms:
PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM DOSEMETERS; RADIATION MONITORING; DOSE COMMITMENTS; PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; FALLOUT; BRAVO EVENT; CALCULATION METHODS; SAMPLING; CASTLE OPERATION; SURVEYS; URINE; GRAPHS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION
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:
1986 Apr 24
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0041
Accession Number:
NV0067494
Originating Research Org.:
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL DOSES ARE RECONSTRUCTED FOR THE 28 AMERICAN SERV ICEMEN STATIONED ON RONGERIK ATOLL, MARSHALL ISLANDS, WHO WERE EXPOSED TO FALLOUT ON 1-2 MARCH 1954 FROM SHOT BRAVO OF OPERATION CASTLE. EXT ERNAL DOSES ARE DETERMINED FROM LIMITED RADIATION SURVEY AND FILM BADG E INFORMATION. INTERNAL DOSE COMMITMENTS ARE DERIVED FROM URINALYSIS D ATA. THE MAGNITUDE OF THE CALCULATED ACTIVITY INTAKE SUGGESTS THE PRIN CIPAL PATHWAYS. RECONSTRUCTED FILM BADGE DOSES ARE APPROXIMATELY 40 RE M, WITH ADJUSTMENTS FROM INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY SCENARIOS, AS AVAILABLE. INTERNAL DOSE COMMITMENTS TO THE THYROID AND LARGE INTESTINE (NEARLY ALL FIRST-YEAR DOSE) PROVIDE THE ONLY SIGNIFICANT INCREMENTS TO THE EXTERNAL DOSE. TOTAL DOSES ARE APPROXIMATELY 230 REM TO THE THYROID, 115 REM TO THE LOWER LARGE INTESTINE, 85 REM TO THE UPPER LARGE INTES TINE, AND ABOUT 40 TO 50 REM TO ALL OTHER ORGANS.


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