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Scientific basis for evaluating the risks to populations from space applications of plutonium : recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

Author: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 2001.
Series: NCRP report, no. 131.
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National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
Scientific basis for evaluating the risks to populations from space applications of plutonium.
Bethesda, MD : National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 2001
(DLC) 00037978
(OCoLC)43845595
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
ISBN: 9781601192189 1601192185 9781435630680 1435630688
OCLC Number: 123435355
Language Note: English.
Notes: "Issued February 5, 2001."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 280 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""1. Introduction""; ""1.1 Space Applications of Plutonium-238""; ""1.2 Nuclear Safety in the United States Space Program""; ""1.3 Scope of Report""; ""2. Space Applications""; ""2.1 Missions""; ""2.2 Manufacturing Processes for Plutonium-238 Thermoelectric Generators""; ""3. Physical and Chemical Properties of Plutonium-238 ""; ""3.1 Introduction ""; ""3.2 Physical Properties ""; ""3.3 Chemical Properties ""; ""3.4 Chemical Behavior in the Environment ""; ""3.5 Role of Specific Activity on Physical/Chemical Behavior ""; ""4. Source Term "" ""4.1 Introduction """"4.2 Impact Testing ""; ""4.3 Projectile Testing ""; ""4.4 Explosion Overpressure Tests ""; ""4.5 Plutonium-Dioxide-238 Vaporization by Flame Heating ""; ""4.6 Conclusions ""; ""5. Environmental Transport of Released Plutonium-238 ""; ""5.1 Introduction ""; ""5.2 Transport Through Air ""; ""5.3 Transport in and on Soils ""; ""5.4 Transport into and onto Plants ""; ""5.5 Transport into and Through Farm Animals ""; ""5.6 Transport Through Aquatic Systems "" ""5.7 Considerations for any Plutonium-238 Released from Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator in Accidents Involving Space Missions Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida """"6. Ecological Risk from Plutonium-238 in the Environment ""; ""6.1 Effects of Plutonium-238 on Biota ""; ""6.2 Radiosensitivity of Plants and Animals ""; ""7. Plutonium Metabolism and Biokinetics ""; ""7.1 Introduction ""; ""7.2 Gastrointestinal Absorption ""; ""7.3 Inhalation ""; ""7.4 Absorption of Plutonium Through Intact Skin ""; ""7.5 Systemic Distribution of Plutonium "" ""8. Dosimetry for Plutonium-Dioxide-238 Fuel Sources """"8.1 Exposure Conditions and General Considerations ""; ""8.2 External Dosimetry ""; ""8.3 Internal Dosimetry ""; ""9. Biological Effects of Plutonium-238 in Laboratory Animals ""; ""9.1 Introduction ""; ""9.2 Deterministic Effects ""; ""9.3 Neoplasia ""; ""9.4 Interaction of Plutonium with other Materials ""; ""9.5 Cancer Risk Estimates for Plutonium in Laboratory Animals ""; ""9.6 Summary ""; ""10. Studies of Plutonium-Exposed Humans ""; ""10.1 Clinical Investigations ""; ""10.2 Epidemiologic Studies of Plutonium Workers "" ""11. Human Health Risks from Plutonium-238 """"12. Research Needs, Summary, and Conclusions ""; ""12.1 Research Needs ""; ""12.2 Summary and Conclusions ""; ""Glossary ""; ""References ""; ""The NCRP ""; ""Officers ""; ""Members ""; ""Honorary Members ""; ""Lauriston S. Taylor Lecturers ""; ""Committees Engaged in Formulating Recommendations ""; ""Collaborating Organizations ""; ""Special Liaison Participants ""; ""NCRP Publications ""; ""NCRP Reports ""; ""NCRP Commentaries ""; ""Proceedings of the Annual Meeting ""; ""Lauriston S. Taylor Lectures ""; ""Symposium Proceedings ""
Series Title: NCRP report, no. 131.

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