Amchitka Radiobiological Program progress report, January 1979-December 1979 [electronic resource].
- Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington, 1980. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 67 : digital, PDF file
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- University of Washington and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The objective of the Amchitka Radiobiological Program for the period 1970-1979 was to determine the extent of radionuclide contamination from world-wide atmospheric fallout and from the detonation of three underground nuclear blasts on Amchitka Island. The objective is achieved, by the collection and radiological analyses of biological and environmental samples and by background radiation measurements. Leakage of radionuclides from the underground sites of the Amchitka nuclear detonations would be suspected if the contamination was significntly greater than would be expected from world fallout. An account of the program from July 1970 to December 1978 has been given in nine previous reports from the Laboratory of Radiation Ecology to the Nevada Operations Office of the US Department of Energy. This report is an account of the program for calendar year 1979. The results of analyses of the samples collected in 1979 lead to the same conclusions as in previous years; i.e., there is no evidence that the radionuclide contamination at Amchitka Island is greater than would be expected from world fallout except for a slight contamination of the Long Shot Mud Pits with tritium.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 07/01/1980., "doe/dp/00269-38", and Nakatani, R.E.; Sibley, T.H.; Thornberg, L.D.
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