1963 revisited: should we set a precedent of recalculating old exposures

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This paper describes recent experience in re-evaluating the dose to an employee. This employee was plagued with skin disorders for years, but he questioned his recorded beta dose only after a recent LLNL cancer study began collecting data. He was concerned that his radiation dose recorded during the time he worked on a fission burst reactor experiment in 1963 did not represent the actual dose he received. About six months were spent gathering information, putting the information together, making necessary calculations, and reaching a reasonable result (a reasonable result being one for which the known information fits the calculated results ... continued below

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Hoots, S.S. October 26, 1981.

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This paper describes recent experience in re-evaluating the dose to an employee. This employee was plagued with skin disorders for years, but he questioned his recorded beta dose only after a recent LLNL cancer study began collecting data. He was concerned that his radiation dose recorded during the time he worked on a fission burst reactor experiment in 1963 did not represent the actual dose he received. About six months were spent gathering information, putting the information together, making necessary calculations, and reaching a reasonable result (a reasonable result being one for which the known information fits the calculated results with a minimum of inconsistencies). This paper presents the beta and gamma whole-body and hand radiation dose calculations, and compares these calculated dose rates with the meter, film, and pocket dosimeter information recorded in the health and safety log, operation log, and dosimetry record.

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  • Health Physics Society annual meeting, Louisville, KY, USA, 21 Jun 1981

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  • Other: DE82002582
  • Report No.: UCRL-85457
  • Report No.: CONF-8106144-8
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6026276
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1101957

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Hoots, S.S. 1963 revisited: should we set a precedent of recalculating old exposures, article, October 26, 1981; [Livermore,] California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1101957/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.