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Main Title EPA assessment of fallout in the United States from atmospheric nuclear testing on September 26 and November 17, 1976 by the People's Republic of China /
Author Strong, Ann B. ; Smith, J. Michael ; Johnson, Jr., Raymond H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Johnson, Raymond H.
Smith, J. Michael.
Strong, Ann B.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.; Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, Ala.; Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-520/5-77-002
Stock Number PB-278 546
OCLC Number 03667690
Subjects Radioactive fallout--United States--Observations ; Radioactive contamination of milk--United States ; Radioactive fallout--Physiological effect--United States ; Radiation Monitoring
Additional Subjects Fallout ; Nuclear explosion effects ; Rainfall ; Radioactive isotopes ; Iodine 131 ; Grass ; Milk ; Air pollution ; United States ; China ; Air transportation ; Radiation dosage ; Radiation effects ; Thyroid diseases ; Malignant neoplasms
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EJED  EPA 520/5-77-002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/16/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-5-77-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 520-5-77-002 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/04/2016
ERAD  EPA 520/5-77-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  PB-278 546 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 117 pages in various pagings ; 27 cm
The report represents EPA's assessment of radiation doses due to radioactive fallout from both atmospheric nuclear test during the fall of 1976. This assessment is based upon data from EPA's national monitoring program for fallout. Primarily, this assessment focuses on the potential for radiation exposures due to fallout materials in pasteurized milk after the September 26, 1976, nuclear test. The potential doses from inhalation of radioactive aerosols following this test were very small. Also, fallout levels after the November 17, 1976, nuclear test were below or barely at measurable levels. Consequently, the only potential doses of significance were attributed to consumption of pasteurized milk after the September 26 nuclear test. Conclusions are as follows: (1) These two nuclear weapons tests will not contribute significantly to thyroid cancer deaths in the United States; (2) There were no significant exposures to commercial airline passengers or employees as a result of flights following the November detonation; (3) ERAMS data can be used to make reasonable estimates of doses to the population of the United States due to radioactivity in the environment.
"EPA-520/5-77-002." Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-67).