||Animal investigation program 1980 annual report : Nevada test site and vicinity /
Smith, D. D. ;
Bernhardt, D. E. ;
Giles, K. R.
||Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
|| Environmental Monitoring and Systems Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Nevada Test Site (Nev.) ;
Nuclear weapons--Nevada--Testing. ;
Radioisotopes in the body. ;
Nuclear weapons--Testing. ;
Nevada--Nevada Test Site.
Radioactive isotopes ;
Beef cattle ;
Potassium isotopes ;
Nevada Test Site ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||63 pages : maps ; 28 cm.
This report summarizes the data collected through the Animal Investigation Program during 1980. A major goal of the Program is to assess the radionuclide burden in the tissues of wild and domesticaded animals around the Nevada Test Site and to detect pathological effects resulting from the burdens. Other than naturally occurring potassium-40, gamma emitting radionuclides were detected infrequently. Strontium-90 and plutonium concentrations in tissues from deer, cattle, and desert bighorn sheep were similar to those found in samples collected during recent years. Lesions found in necropsied animals were similar to those found in animals from other areas of the U.S. and would not be attributable to ionizing radiation exposure. The report also describes other activities of the program, including the deer migration study and census.
"August 1982." Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under memorandum of understanding no. DE-AI08-76PD00539. DOE/DP/00539-045. Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-27). Microfiche.