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Studies on Internal Exposures at Y-12
Sapirie, S R [Manager, Oak Ridge Operations]
Subject Terms:
Health Physics; Health and Safety; Internal Exposures; Lung Exposure; Radiation Exposures; Retention-Excretion Patterns; Uranium; Worker Exposures
Larson, C.E. (Union Carbide Corporation)
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1963 Oct 28
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
Doc 1944-94; Box H-18-9; HRE; ORO 1541; BoxH189; ORO1541
Originating Research Org.:
Atomic Energy Commission-Oak Ridge Operations Office
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Jul 31
Reference is made in this memo to a letter from R.F. Hibbs to C.A. Keller dated October 15, 1963, reporting two additional instances of lung overexposures at Y-12. The fact that it might exist unrecognized at other similar installations is discussed, and it is felt that the problem should receive an increased amount of attention and study by both health protection staffs. Actions to be taken include reviewing and evaluating in detail the experience and data regarding these exposures in order to pinpoint possible causes for unusual retention and excretion patters and provide a foundation for research. A report should be prepared regarding the study and include consideration of the physical and chemical properties of the various forms of Uranium to which any of the individuals exhibiting unusual retention-excretion patterns may have been exposed, conditions and operations that may have resulted in unusual levels of Uranium intake via inhalation in areas where these individuals were employed, physiological factors that may be significant in the patterns, and research that may be of value in evaluating factors important to Uranium retention and excretion. It is requested in the memo that a research proposal for more intensive study of the parameters involved in the exposures should be prepared and submitted by UCC.

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