Estimation of dose commitment from an accidental intake of $sup 244$Cm

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Four employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory experienced an intake by inhalation of $sup 244$Cm as a result of an accidental release of this radionuclide. Urine and fecal samples were obtained and were analyzed in the Bioassay Laboratory at ORNL. Also, chest counts were made with the ORNL Whole- Body Counter. Ca-DTPA mists were inhaled within hours after the intake. These data together with data on the inhalation of $sup 244$Cm in the dog were used to obtain a 50-year dose commitment to lungs, skeleton, and liver. The 50-year dose commitment to skeleton for two of the employees was ... continued below

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Bernard, S.R. & Poston, J.W. January 1, 1975.

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Four employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory experienced an intake by inhalation of $sup 244$Cm as a result of an accidental release of this radionuclide. Urine and fecal samples were obtained and were analyzed in the Bioassay Laboratory at ORNL. Also, chest counts were made with the ORNL Whole- Body Counter. Ca-DTPA mists were inhaled within hours after the intake. These data together with data on the inhalation of $sup 244$Cm in the dog were used to obtain a 50-year dose commitment to lungs, skeleton, and liver. The 50-year dose commitment to skeleton for two of the employees was estimated to be about 170 rem. The estimation methods used for dose commitment together with the values for other organs obtained are presented and discussed. (auth)

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  • 9. topical symposium on operational health physics, Denver, Colorado, USA, 9 Feb 1976

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  • Report No.: CONF-760202--13
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Bernard, S.R. & Poston, J.W. Estimation of dose commitment from an accidental intake of $sup 244$Cm, article, January 1, 1975; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc865976/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.