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Title:
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SELECTED HEALTH AND SAFETY ASPECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTING ( HEALTH PHYSICS, VOL. 51, NO. 1, JULY 1986, PP. 17-33 ) (RECEIVED 27 MARCH 1984, ACCEPTED 20 JANUARY 1986 )
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATION HAZARDS; BIOASSAY; NUCLEAR WEAPON TESTING; HUMAN POPULATIONS; IODINE 131; THYROID; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS; INTERNAL IRRADIATION
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 Jan 20
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0017
Accession Number:
NV0067638
Originating Research Org.:
HEALTH PHYSICS - JOURNAL
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THIS PAPER PRESENTS A GENERAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AS ADA PTED BY THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTING PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES AND T HE IMPACT OF THESE CHANGING STANDARDS ON THE NUCLEAR TESTING PROGRAM I TSELF. THE REVIEW NOTES THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVEMENTS IN DIAGNOSTIC I NSTRUMENTATION AND METHODOLOGIES FROM A RELATIVELY SIMPLE DEGREE OF SO PHISTICATION TO THEIR CURRENT HIGH LEVEL. USE OF THE IMPROVED METHODOL OGIES UNCOVERED A SERIOUS OVERSIGHT AFFECTING HUMAN EXPOSURE, NAMELY, THAT OF NOT RECOGNIZING THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF ALL POTENTIAL TRANS PORT/DOSIMETRIC PATHWAYS FOR RISK ASSESSMENT. THE TESTING PROGRAM, FRO M ITS INCEPTION IN THE PACIFIC IN 1946 TO THE PRESENT TIME IN NEVADA, IS VIEWED FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF PROVIDIN IMPROVED RADIATION PROTECTI ON TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.


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