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Title: United States transuranium and uranium registries - 25 years of growth, research, and service. Annual report, April 1992--September 1993

The Registries originated in 1968 as the National Plutonium Registry with the name changed to the United States Transuranium Registry the following year to reflect a broader concern with the heavier actinides as well. Initially, the scientific effort of the USTR was directed towards study of the distribution and dose of plutonium and americium in occupationally exposed persons, and to assessment of the effects of exposure to the transuranium elements on health. This latter role was reassessed during the 1970`s when it was recognized that the biased cohort of the USTR was inappropriate for epidemiologic analysis. In 1978, the administratively separate but parallel United States Uranium Registry was created to carry out similar work among persons exposed to uranium and its decay products. A seven member scientific advisory committee provided guidance and scientific oversight. In 1992, the two Registries were administratively combined and transferred from the purview of a Department of Energy contractor to Washington State University under the provisions of a grant. Scientific results for the first twenty-five years of the Registries are summarized, including the 1985 publication of the analysis of the first whole body donor. Current scientific work in progress is summarized along with administrative activities formore » the period.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10185447
Report Number(s):
USTUR--0015-94
ON: DE95000597; TRN: 94:020314
DOE Contract Number:
FG06-92EH89181
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Research Org:
Washington State Univ., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; USUR; PROGRESS REPORT; USA; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; PLUTONIUM; AMERICIUM 290500; 560101; RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, DEMONSTRATION, AND COMMERCIALIZATION; DOSIMETRY AND MONITORING