Bioassay measurements of individuals living near the US Department of Energy's Hanford Site in Washington State, Fall 1985

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The purpose of the bioassay measurements was to provide individuals, living within a specific area near the Hanford Site, information on the current levels of radionuclides in their bodies. The measurements included whole body counter (in vivo) examinations and urine sample analyses for detecting the presence of major radionuclides related to current and historical operations at Hanford. Notifications of the special measurements were sent by letter to 515 residences in north Franklin County. Eighty-nine individuals from 52 of the 515 residences requested and received whole body counts. Of these, 32 also provided urine samples. The measurements gave no evidence of ... continued below

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Sula, M.J. & Bihl, D.E. May 1, 1986.

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The purpose of the bioassay measurements was to provide individuals, living within a specific area near the Hanford Site, information on the current levels of radionuclides in their bodies. The measurements included whole body counter (in vivo) examinations and urine sample analyses for detecting the presence of major radionuclides related to current and historical operations at Hanford. Notifications of the special measurements were sent by letter to 515 residences in north Franklin County. Eighty-nine individuals from 52 of the 515 residences requested and received whole body counts. Of these, 32 also provided urine samples. The measurements gave no evidence of unusual levels of radioactivity in any individual. The ability of bioassay measurements to detect the presence of radioactivity in an individual following an exposure is dependent on the quality of the measurement and the nature of the exposure. This report includes a discussion of the capability, under various circumstances, of the measurements that were provided.

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  • Other: DE86012224
  • Report No.: PNL-5843
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5621661 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5621661
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092549

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Sula, M.J. & Bihl, D.E. Bioassay measurements of individuals living near the US Department of Energy's Hanford Site in Washington State, Fall 1985, report, May 1, 1986; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092549/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.