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What Has Happened to the Survivors of the Early Los Alamos Nuclear Accidents?

Description: Abstract: Two nuclear accidents involving a plutonium sphere just subcritical in size occurred at the Los Alamos Laboratory, LA-1 in 1945 and LA-2 in 1946. Because remote control devices were deemed unreliable at the time, the tamper material (tungsten carbide bricks in LA-1 and beryllium hemispheres in LA-2) was added by hand with the operator standing next to the assembly. In each case the critical size of the assembly was accidentally exceeded and the resultant exponentially increasing chain reaction emitted a burst of neutrons and gamma rays. Ten persons were exposed to the radiation bursts which were largely composed of neutrons. The doses ranged from fatal in the case of the two operators, to small in the case of some survivors. The two operators died within weeks as a result of acute radiation injury. Only six of the eight survivors were available for follow-up study ten or more years after the accident. Four of these six survivors are now dead, but the two living survivors are in excellent health with no clinical or laboratory evidence of late radiation injury. Two of the deceased died of acute myelogenous leukemia, another died at age 83 of refractory anemia, and the fourth of myocardial infarction. The heart attack could have been precipitated by the myxedema assumed to have been the result of the radiation exposure.
Date: 1979
Creator: Hempelman, Louis Henry; Lushbaugh, Clarence C. & Voelz, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee in the Gourd

Description: Collection of miscellaneous folklore of Texas and Mexico, including folk songs, information about Indian pictographs, legends, superstitions, and weather lore. The index begins on page 105.
Date: 1923
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Corners of Texas

Description: This volume contains popular folklore of Texas, including information about folk music, folk arts and crafts, history of Texas, prominent Texas writers, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 285.
Date: 1993
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Folk Travelers: Ballads, Tales and Talk

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including traveling anecdotes, folk ballads, folklore in natural history, as well as information about black and white magic, Western animals, and cattle brands. The index begins on page 259.
Date: 1953
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Spur-of-the-Cock

Description: Collected miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about the Mayo Indians, Mexican folk plays, folk songs, information about Texas cacti and other folklore. The index begins on page 110.
Date: 1933
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

The Texas Folklore Society: Volume 3, 1971-2000

Description: Book containing information about the publishing history of the Texas Folklore Society, as well as anecdotes about the gatherings of the Society, information about past presidents of the Society, and Society by-laws. The index begins on page 219.
Date: 2000
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance Basic Data for Silver City Quadrangle, New Mexico; Arizona: Appendix

Description: Data collected as part of the hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance for the Silver City quadrangle, New Mexico including laboratory data on waters and sediments as well as field data.
Date: June 30, 1981
Creator: National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quaternary Movement Along the La Jencia Fault, Central New Mexico

Description: From abstract: The La Jencia fault is a recently reactivated late Cenozoic basin margin structure of major proportions that forms the western margin of the Rio Grande rift, which borders the eastern sides of the northern Magdalena Mountains and the southern Bear Mountains in central New Mexico. Stratigraphic throw on the fault has not been determined, but Precambrian rocks of the Magdalena Mountains are uplifted a minimum of 800 m (meters) above the adjacent basin floor, below which lie a thick section of upper Cenozoic basin-fill deposits. Most of the implied displacement is probably Neogene in age.
Date: 1988
Creator: Machette, Michael N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[DOPTAP Output Listings for National Topographic Map Section NI 13-6]

Description: DOPTAP computer output files for all profile data for the map lines and tie lines surveyed in a report to give the basic uranium, thorium and potassium equivalent gamma radiation intensities, ratios of these intensities, aircraft altitude above the earth's surface, total gamma ray and earth's magnetic field intensity, correlated as a function of geologic units indicated from available geologic maps. Results of analyses of these field data are presented as profile plots of the gamma radiation and earth's magnetic field.
Date: August 19, 1976
Creator: Geodata International
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Off-Site Radiological Safety Report, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Description: A summary ls presented of the off-slte radiological safety actlvities of the U. S. Public Health Service during the Project Gnome operation. Topics dlscussed include: operational procedures; collection of data by aerial monltoring, mobile monitoring, potash mlne surveys, air sampling, milk sampllng, water sampling, soil and vegetation sampllng, and a film badge program; laboratory control, emergency measures; medlcal services; and veterinary activltles. It was concluded that no persons ln the vlclnlty of the Gnome test site recelved harmful amounts of radlation either lnternally or externally. (M.C.G.)
Date: January 1, 1961
Creator: Placak, O.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium Occurrences on the Merry Widow Claim, White Signal District, Grant County, New Mexico

Description: Report discussing the occurrences of uranium on the Merry Widow claim near White Signal, Grant County, New Mexico. "The writers mapped the Merry Widow claim in 1950, collected 133 samples, and logged the core from one diamond-drill hole on the Merry Widow claim."
Date: November 1951
Creator: Granger, Harry C. & Bauer, Herman L., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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