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Title:
HISTORICAL ESTIMATES OF EXTERNAL GAMMA EXPOSUARE AND COLLECTIVE EXTERNAL GAMMA EXPOSURE FROM TESTING AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE: I. TEST SERIES THROUGH HARDTACK II, 1958 ( DEC. 1984, REV. 1 NOV. 1985 )
Author(s):
ANSPAUGH, L R [LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABORATORY, U. OF CA]; CHURCH, B W [* DOE-NV]
Subject Terms:
DOSE RATES; CALCULATION METHODS; ZUCCHINI EVENT; FOX-0552 EVENT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; UPSHOT OPERATION; RADIATION DOSES; SIMON EVENT; APPLE-2 EVENT; DIABLO EVENT; PLUMBBOB OPERATION; HARDTACK II OPERATION; HARRY EVENT; KEPLER EVENT; SMOKY EVENT; TEAPOT OPERATION; ANNIE EVENT; BADGER EVENT; SHASTA EVENT; THEORETICAL DATA; DATA; MET EVENT; EASY-0552 EVENT; NANCY EVENT; WHITNEY EVENT; BEE EVENT; TUMBLER OPERATION; HUMAN POPULATIONS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; TUMBLER-SNAPPER OPERATION; UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE OPERATION
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA 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 - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1985 Nov 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0040
Accession Number:
NV0067627
Document Number(s):
UCRL87380REV1
Originating Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
IN 1959, THE TEST MANAGER'S COMMITTEE TO ESTABLISH FALLOUT DOSES CALCU LATED ESTIMATED EXTERNAL GAMMA EXPOSURE AT POPULATED LOCATIONS BASED U PON MEASUREMENTS OF EXTERNAL GAMMA-EXPOSURE RATE. USING THESE CALCULAT IONS AND ESTIMATES OF POPULATION, WE HAVE TABULATED THE COLLECTIVE EST IMATED EXTERNAL GAMMA EXPOSURES FOR COMMUNITIES WITHIN ESTABLISHED FAL LOUT PATTERNS. THE TOTAL COLLECTIVE ESTIMATED EXTERNAL GAMMA EXPOSURE IS 85,000 PERSON-R. THE GREATEST COLLECTIVE EXPOSURES OCCURRED IN THRE E GENERAL AREAS: SAINT GEORGE, UTAH; ELY, NEVADA; AND LAS VEGAS, NEVAD A. THREE EVENTS, HARRY (MAY 19, 1953), BEE (MARCH 22, 1955), AND SMOKY (AUGUST 31, 1957), ACCOUNTED FOR OVER HALF OF THE TOTAL COLLECTIVE ES TIMATED EXTERNAL GAMMA EXPOSURE. THE BASES OF THE CALCULATIONAL MODELS FOR EXTERNAL GAMMA EXPOSURE OF "INFINITE EXPOSURE," "ESTIMATED EXPOSU RE," AND "ONE YEAR EFFECTIVE BIOLOGICAL EXPOSURE" ARE EXPLAINED.


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