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Main Title Animal investigation program 1973 annual report : Nevada Test Site and vicinity /
Author Smith, Donald D.; Giles, K. R.; Bernhardt., D. E.
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 ; Available from the National Technical Information Service,
Place Published Las Vegas, Nev. Springfield, Va.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 601-R-77-012; EMSL-LV-0539-3; EY-76-A-08-0539
Stock Number EMSL-LV-0539-3
OCLC Number 36874664
Subjects Cesium 137; Iodine 131; Nevada test site; Plutonium 238; Plutonium 239; Potassium 40; Tritium; Uranium 234; Uranium 235; Uranium 238; Wild animals; Cattle; Environment; Environmental transport; Radiation monitoring; Radioactivity; Radionuclide kinetics; Radionuclide migration; Sampling; Terrestrial ecosystems; Tissues; ERDA/510302; ERDA/560162; ERDA/510500; ERDA/510101; Bioaccumulation
Subject Added Ent Radioactive fallout--Nevada.; Dairy cattle--Nevada.; Animals.; Plants.; Radioisotopes in the body.; Tissues--Analysis.; Wildlife
Internet Access
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 601-R-77-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/27/2015
ERBD EMSL-LV-0539-3 NERL/ESD-LV Library/Las Vegas,NV 09/18/2009
NTIS EMSL-LV-0539-3 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : maps ; 28 cm
Abstract 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 1973. Routine activities and special investigations are discussed. Iodine-131 was detected in the thyroid of a Nevada Test Site mule deer. The postulated source was worldwide fallout from a nuclear detonation conducted by the People's Republic of China. Other than the naturally occurring potassium-40, cesium-137 was the only gamma-emitting radionuclide detected with any consistency in soft tissues. Nine muscle samples from the Nevada Test Site beef herd contained levels of cesium-137 ranging from 14 to 50 pCi/kilogram. Muscle from two deer contained 20 and 30 pCi/kilogram. Rabbit muscle contained 200 pCi/kilogram and muscle from a feral horse contained 40 pCi/kilogram. Tritium levels in all animal tissues sampled were at background except for animals residing at the Area 15 farm and for a feral horse. Postulated sources of these exposures are discussed. The strontium content in bones continued the downward trend observed during recent years. (ERA citation 02:049789)
Notes "Published May 1977." "EMSL-LV-0539-3." "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.
Author Added Ent
Giles, Kenneth R.;
Bernhardt, David E.
Corporate Au Added Ent Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.); United States. Environmental Protection Agency.; United States. Energy Research and Development Administration.
PUB Date Free Form 1977
NTIS Prices PC A05/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
OCLC Time Stamp 20150422072013
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 02499cam 2200565Ka 45020