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Main Title Radiological, chemical, and environmental health assessment of the marine resources of the Isla de Vieques bombing range, Bahia Salina del Sur, Puerto Rico /
Author Barton, James V.
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Porter, James W.
Publisher Underwater Ordnance Recovery, Inc.,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 677046777
Subjects Radioactive pollution of water--Research--Puerto Rico--Vieques Island. ; Radioactive pollution of water--Puerto Rico--Vieques Island--Measurement. ; Radiology--Research--Puerto Rico--Vieques Island. ; Marine pollution--Puerto Rico--Vieques Island. ; Marine ecosystem health--Puerto Rico--Vieques Island. ; Operation Hardtack, 1958. ; Nuclear weapons--United States--Testing.
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EJB CD-ROM with report and results is bound in at end.
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EJBM  GC1191.B37 2003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/08/2010
Collation vii, 44 p., [4] folded leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), charts ; 28 cm.
"March 8, 2004"--Cover "15 November 2003"--Beneath title. "Data in this report were collected under contract to the Department of Justice of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico by Underwater Ordnance Recovery, Inc., and its team of research scientists and expedition personnel."--Foreword. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
"Describes research undertaken on Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico to determine the radiological safety of the marine coastal waters in the vicinity of the submerged wreck site of the USS Killen. The USS Killen was used as a target in several nuclear bomb blasts conducted in Marshall Islands during Operation HARDTACK in 1958. It was then brought back to the continental U.S., and eventually scuttled just offshore of the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility near the Live Impact Area on the eastern end of Vieques. The ship's exposure to high levels of nuclear radiation during the blasts, and its current status as a local fishing and lobstering area, warranted a radiological investigation of the safety of the site as well as the seafood coming from it. In addition to the radiological assessment, the survey team also collected preliminary data on the presence of toxic chemicals and heavy metal contaminants at the site. "--Foreword.