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Title:
APPENDIX 24, U.S. TRI-PARTITE CONFERENCE ON PERMISSIBLE DOSE ( MARCH 30, 31 & APRIL 1, 1953 )
Subject Terms:
HREX; HISTORY - GENERAL; PLUTONIUM
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:
MISCELLANEOUS
Publication Date:
1953 Apr 01
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0023
Accession Number:
NV0709732
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Feb 17
OpenNet Modified Date:
2017 Dec 21
Description/Abstract:
LOS ALAMOS IS REPRESENTED AT THIS CONFERENCE BY DR. WRIGHT LANGHAM. CONFERENCE ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF SETTING LIMITS FOR OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES TO GAMMA AND X-RAYS, NEUTRONS, BETA AND ELECTRON BEAMS, HEAVY PARTICLES (ALPHA) AND HIGH ENERGY MESONS, ETC. LANGHAM DISCUSSED DATA OBTAINED FROM 15 HUMANS INJECTED WITH PLUTONIUM (INJECTIONS PERFORMED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA), AND OFFERED THE LOS ALAMOS PLUTONIUM POWER FUNCTION EXCRETION MODEL. BASED ON THIS HUMAN METABOLIC MODEL, THE MPL TOLERANCE LIMIT FOR PLUTONIUM REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 40 MICROCURIES.


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