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Main Title A monitoring program for radionuclides in marketplace seafoods /
Author Curtis, William R. ; Curtis, W. R.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC. ;Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 520/1-88-010
Stock Number PB89-120786
OCLC Number 668442794
Subjects Seafood ; Food--Toxicology ; Food--standards--United States--Legislation ; Food Contamination--United States--Legislation
Additional Subjects Radioactive wastes ; Seafood ; Waste disposal ; Monitoring ; Public health ; Contaminants ; Water pollution ; Path of pollutants ; Risk assessment ; Radionuclide migration
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-1-88-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/12/2010
ERAD  EPA 520/1-88-010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  PB89-120786 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 38 p., appendices : map ; 28 cm.
The report presents the results of a monitoring program, conducted in 1981 and 1982, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to measure concentrations of man-made radionuclides in seafoods to determine effects from previous U.S. ocean disposals of low-level radioactive wastes (LLW). Commercially-marketed seafood samples were collected from Boston, Massachusetts, Atlantic City, New Jersey and San Francisco, California. Each of these cities is near a previously-used U.S. ocean disposal site for LLW. The data obtained during this monitoring program shows that the concentrations of man-made radioactivity in seafoods sampled are below levels of public health concern. The data is considered to be of normal background level, attributable to global fallout over the oceans.
"EPA 520/1-88-010." "June 1988"--Cover. "Conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration, 1981-1982." Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-36).