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METALLURGICAL PROJECT-INDUSTRIAL HAZARDS SECTION MONTHLY HEALTH REPORT ON PROBLEMS RELATING TO PRODUCT FOR PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 31, 1944
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Subject Terms:
HREX; ALPHA DETECTION; ANIMALS; BIOASSAY; HUMANS; INHALATION; MANHATTAN ENGINEERING DISTRICT; PLUTONIUM; PROCEDURES; RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SUMMARY; URINALYSIS; URINE
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
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Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
0007
Accession Number:
NV0700094
Document Number(s):
CN2238
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 27
Description/Abstract:
THIS IS A COPY OF THE "MONTHLY HEALTH REPORT ON PROBLEMS RELATING TO PRODUCT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 31, 1994." THE SEVEN PAGE DOCUMENT, NUMBERED CN-2238, WAS ISSUED OCT. 13, 1944, AS "SECRET". THE DOCUMENT DOES DISCUSS ANALYSIS OF URINE SPECIMENS FROM 78 INDIVIDUALS, PRESUMABLY PROJECT WORKERS. "ONLY TWO INDIVIDUALS SHOWED ACTIVITY EXTRACTED FROM URINE WHICH WAS TWICE BACKGROUND." DURING THE MONTH THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH CONTAMINATION IN ONE OF THE REGENTS GIVING SEVERAL "RATHER HIGH READINGS, RELATIVELY SPEAKING." "THE ERROR EMPHASIZES THE NECESSITY OF HAVING A LABORATORY AREA ABSOLUTELY FREE OF PRODUCT." THE INDUSTRIAL HAZARDS SECTION PART OF THE REPORT WAS AUTHORED BY J. J. NIKSON AND THE BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH SECTION BY K. S. COLE. THE "ASSOCIATE PROJECTS - U. OF C. RADIATION LABORATORY" WAS WRITTEN BY J. G. HAMILTON. THE COVER PAGE GIVES WHAT SEEMS TO BE A DISTRIBUTION LIST FOR THE REPORT BY ORGANIZATIONAL COMPONENT STARTING WITH THE METALLURGICAL PROJECT (A. H. COMPTON) AND INCLUDING THE METALLURGICAL LABORATORY, THE HEALTH DIVISION, AND THE CALIFORNIA PROJECT WITH NAMES OF MANAGERS. BESIDES THE SECTION ON URINALYSIS MENTIONED ABOVE, THERE ARE SECTIONS ON ALPHA SURVEYS OF WORK AREAS, MINOR HEALTH PHYSICS PROBLEMS AND THEIR DISCUSSION, AND RADIOLOGICAL STUDIES IN ANIMALS.


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