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External dose estimates for future inhabitants of Eniwetok Atoll

Nature volume 257, pages 284287 (25 September 1975) | Download Citation

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Measurements of environmental γ radiation levels on Eniwetok Atoll were combined with pertinent population distributions and expected future life styles to assess the external doses that could be received by the Marshallese people on their return to the former US nuclear weapons test site in the Pacific.

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    Eniwetok Radiological Survey, US Atomic Energy Commission Report NVO 140, Vol. I–III (Nevada Operations Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1973).

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    , , , and , Further Studies of External Environmental Radiation, USAEC, Health and Safety Laboratory Report HASL-170, Table IV (1966).

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    Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Ionizing Radiation: Levels and Effects, Vol. 1, Levels, Annex A, 38 (1972).

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  1. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California

    • P. H. Gudiksen
    •  & D. E. Jones
  2. Health and Safety Laboratory, USAEC, New York

    • H. L. Beck
    •  & J. E. McLaughlin
  3. EG and G Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada

    • T. P. Stuart
  4. Nevada Operations Office, USAEC, Las Vegas, Nevada

    • O. D. T. Lynch Jr

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