Accession Number : ADA182563

Title :   Low Level Internal Dose Screen - CONUS (Continental United States) Tests. Nuclear Test Personnel Review.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Feb-15 Dec 86,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Barrett,M. ; Goetz,J. ; Klemm,J. ; McRaney,W. ; Phillips,J.

Report Date : 22 DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : A methodology is developed whereby DoD participants in the atmospheric nuclear tests program are screened to determined they received an internal radiation dose commitment less than a selected threshold. The methodology is based on the external gamma dose that the participant received from the source that concurrently provided the radioactive material to be inhaled. Algorithms are developed to relate the internal dose commitment to external dose parameters. The methodology is used to identify those participants by unit project number who received a 50-year bone dose commitment of less than 150 millirem. Most participants in the continental testing received less than this screen threshold. Keywords: Internal dose; Nuclear test personnel review.

Descriptors :   *RADIATION DOSAGE, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, AIRBURST, ALGORITHMS, DOSAGE, EXTERNAL, GAMMA RAYS, INTERNAL, RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, TEST AND EVALUATION, UNITED STATES, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL)

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Nuclear Explosions and Devices(non-military)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE