Accession Number:

AD1050008

Title:

Radiation Dose Assessment for Military Personnel of the Enewetak Atoll Cleanup Project (1977-1980)

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC RESTON VA RESTON United States

Report Date:

2018-04-13

Pagination or Media Count:

228.0

Abstract:

. During 19771980, the U.S. Department of Defense DoD conducted a radiological clean-up of Enewetak Atoll. The Enewetak Atoll Cleanup Project ECUP was carried out by a Joint Task Group established by the Defense Nuclear Agency, and involved the cumulative participation of approximately 6,000 military service members. This report provides the technical basis for performing individualized radiation dose assessments for these ECUP veterans. The technical approach, survey and monitoring data, and radiation dose estimation methods are described. Example dose assessments for hypothetical, high-sided example exposure scenarios result in doses that are well below applicable regulatory limits. Guidelines are provided for performing individual ECUP radiation dose assessments, including a questionnaire to gather pertinent information from participants. As discussed in this report, ECUP veteran exposures resulted in doses that are less than doses associated with adverse health effects

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE