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RECORD NUMBER: 8 OF 61
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Animal investigation program 1974 annual report : Nevada Test Site and vicinity /|
|Author||Smith, D. D. ; Smith, Donald D. ; Giles, K. R. ; Bernhardt, D. E. ; Brown., K. R.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, Nev. Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.;Energy Research and Development Administration.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division,|
|Report Number||EMSL-LV-0539-10; EY-76-A-08-0539|
|Subjects||Animals--Effect of radiation on. ; Cattle--Effect of radiation on. ; Desert bighorn sheep--Effect of radiation on. ; Deer--Effect of radiation on. ; Nuclear weapons--Nevada--Testing. ; Radioactive fallout--Nevada. ; Radioisotopes in the body. ; Tissues--Analysis. ; Nevada National Security Site (Nev.) ; Nuclear weapons--Testing. ; Nevada--Nevada National Security Site. ; Nevada Test Site (Nev.) ; Nevada--Nevada Test Site. ; Dairy cattle--Nevada. ; Plants. ; Wildlife|
|Additional Subjects||Cattle ; Cesium 137 ; Deer ; Nevada test site ; Sheep ; Strontium 90 ; Tritium ; Wild animals ; Environment ; Radiation monitoring ; Radioactivity ; Sampling ; Tissue distribution ; Tissues ; ERDA/510302 ; ERDA/560162 ; Bioaccumulation|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings) : maps ; 28 cm|
Data are presented from the radioanalysis of tissues collected from cattle, deer, desert bighorn sheep, and other wildlife that resided on or near the Nevada Test Site during 1974. Routine activities and special investigations of the Animal Investigation Program are also discussed. Other than the naturally occurring potassium-40, gamma-emitting radionuclides were detected infrequently. For example, cesium-137 was found only in the muscle tissues from 3 of the 12 Nevada Test Site cattle sampled during 1974. Tritium concentrations in the tissues from most of the animals sampled are at background levels. Animals from the experimental farm tended to have slightly higher concentrations than those sampled at other locations on the Nevada Test Site. Strontium-90 levels in bones from deer, desert bighorn sheep, and cattle were slightly lower than those reported for the preceding year. A graph depicts the average levels found in the bones of the three species from 1956 through 1974. (ERA citation 02:049790)
"Published June 1977." "EMSL-LV-0539-10." Cover title. "This research was performed as a part of the Animal Investigation Program under a memorandum of understanding no. EY-76-A-08-0539 for the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration." Includes bibliographical references.
Data are presented from the radioanalysis of tissues collected from cattle, deer, desert bighorn sheep, and other wildlife that resided on or near the Nevada Test Site during 1974. Routine activities and special investigations of the Animal Investigation Program are also discussed.