Accession Number:

ADA604534

Title:

Skin Dose Assessment Methodology for Military Personnel at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (1962-1979)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC RESTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This report describes an approach to estimating skin doses for McMurdo Station veterans who were present at McMurdo Station at any time during 1962-1979. This report is based largely on the information contained in an earlier external and internal dose assessment for McMurdo Station veterans DTRA-TR-12-003. The skin dose assessment methods include the use of high-sided estimates of parameters along with uncertainty factors that lead to upper-bound doses. In addition to reliance on DTRA-TR-12-003, the methodology includes information, parameters, and values contained in applicable Standard Operating Procedures for the Nuclear Test Personnel Review NTPR program, and in other widely available reference documents. The report includes two examples demonstrating the skin dose calculations for all exposure pathways, and Appendices containing tables of relevant parameter values.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radiobiology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE