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Main Title Tissue burdens of selected radionuclides in beef cattle on and around the Nevada Test Site /
Author Smith, D. D. ; Black, S. C. ; Giles, K. R. ; Bernhardt, D. E. ; Kinnison., R. R.
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Author Title of a Work
Smith, Donald D.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, Nev. Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division ; Available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number NERC-LV-539-29; AT(26-1)-539
Stock Number NERC-LV-539-29
OCLC Number 36618765
Subjects Beef cattle--Radioactive contamination ; Tissue--Analysis ; Nevada Test Site (Nev) ; Nevada--Nevada Test Site
Additional Subjects ( Nevada test site ; Radiation monitoring) ; ( Tonopah test range ; Radiation monitoring) ; ( Cattle ; Radionuclide kinetics) ; ( Tissues ; Sampling) ; Barium 140 ; Body burden ; Cerium 141 ; Cesium 137 ; Diffusion ; Environment ; Food chains ; Iodine 131 ; Plutonium ; Ruthenium 103 ; Strontium 90 ; Tritium ; Uptake ; Uranium ; Zirconium 95 ; Radioecology
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA NERC-LV-539-29 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  NERC-LV-539-29 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 90 pages : maps ; 28 cm
During 1972, cattle from three different herds on and around the Nevada Test Site were sampled to determine the tissue burdens of plutonium and uranium. The only other isotopes detected in tissues were exp 90 Sr, exp 131 I, exp 137 Cs, and exp 3 H, although exp 95 Zr, exp 103 Ru, exp 140 Ba, and exp 141 Ce were frequently found in rumen contents. The herds sampled were: a control herd from Searchlight, Nevada; a herd from Area 18, the Nevada Test Site; and a herd grazing in the Operation Roller Coaster Area of the Tonopah Test Range, where four chemical detonations involving plutonium were conducted in 1963.
"Published January 1976." "NERC-LV-539-29." Cover title. "This study performed under memorandum of understanding no. AT(26-1)--539 for the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration." Includes bibliographical references.