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Volume 14, 2019The 12th International Conference on the Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides (HEIR 2018)
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Dosimetry and Dose Assessment: Oral presentations|
|Published online||07 May 2019|
Comprehensive dosimetry for seven exposure sources at the earliest US uranium processing facility
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, 100 ORAU Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
2 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA
3 National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 7910 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA ;
Vanderbilt University Medical School, 2525 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Mallinckrodt Chemical Works (MCW) was the earliest uranium processing facility in the United States, beginning in 1942. The 2,514 workers included in the epidemiologic study were exposed to external gamma radiation, medical x-rays, internal radiation from intakes of pitchblende ore and its extracted radionuclides (mainly uranium isotopes and radium-226), and ambient levels of radon and its progeny .
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