Accession Number:

AD0421809

Title:

THE CONTAMINATION OF MILK BY RADIONUCLIDES IN FALLOUT,

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STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The major parameters that influence the uptake and assimilation of radionuclides in fallout by animals foraging on pastures are discussed. Equations for a radionuclide assimilation model for the cow and for the concentration of radionuclides in milk are presented, and values of the equation parameters for Sr-89, Sr-90, Te-132, and I-131 are derived from available reported data. The use of the model is illustrated by a computation of the concentrations of Sr-89, Sr-90, and I-131 in milk and the absorbed dose in humans from consumption of the milk following the contamination of pastures by fallout from an assumed 15-MT yield land surface detonation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE