Accession Number : AD0611240

Title :   SURFACE ALPHA MONITORING AS A METHOD OF MEASURING PLUTONIUM FALLOUT,

Corporate Author : SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Butler,R. E. ; Miller,H. M.

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : As one of a series of group efforts covering studies of radiation hazard resulting from one-point detonation of a weapon containing plutonium, this report gives a correlation as determined by chemical analysis of fallout between alpha survey meter readings and plutonium concentration in the immediate area of detonation. Results of determination of apparent decrease of surface contamination with time are presented. Also described is the training of personnel in the definition of radiation hazard following such accidental detonation. Maps of the test area show monitoring results in addition to isoconcentration contours. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HEALTH PHYSICS, TRAINING), (*PLUTONIUM, FALLOUT), (*FALLOUT, ALPHA PARTICLE DETECTORS), (*ALPHA PARTICLE DETECTORS, FALLOUT), NUCLEAR WEAPONS, DETONATIONS, ACCIDENTS, RADIATION HAZARDS, MONITORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE