||Estimate of Radiation Doses Received by Individuals Living in the Vicinity of a Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant in 1968.
Shleie, B. ;
||Northeastern Radiological Health Lab., Winchester, Mass.
( Health physics ;
Nuclear power plants) ;
( Nuclear power plants ;
Radiological dosage) ;
Radiological contamination ;
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||The public health implications associated with a nuclear facility can be best evaluated in terms of the radiation dose delivered to persons in the vicinity of the facility. This report attempts, by use of the dose commitment concept and surveillance data previously collected, to estimate radiation doses in 1968 to persons in the vicinity of a fuel reprocessing plant from ingestion and inhalation. The dose commitment accrued in 1968 to a hypothetical 'typical individual' is not thought to differ significantly from that for the average adult population in the rest of New York State and is attributable essentially to fallout. This commitment was 77 millirem from strontium 90 to the bone and 1.7 millirem whole body from cesium 137 delivered over a 50-year period. For the hypothetical 'maximum individual' the dose commitment to the bone from strontium 90 is 532 millirem and the first-year dose following ingestion is 38 millirem. The whole-body dose from ingestion of cesium 137 and cesium 134 (mostly from deer meat) is 257 millirem. Preliminary data indicate that the external gamma dose above natural background is approximately 1.2 millirem per year to the 'maximum individual.' Estimated doses from tritium and krypton 85 were negligible. (Author)
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