at 2843-45, 2856-58. Under that hypothetical, Congress, as a matter of conscience and not as a matter of legal duty would, it seems to me, recognize the equities and make redress as best it could. See id., ¶¶ 9.14-9.20 at 439-441. Boys Hostel in Kota near Resonance, Allen, Motion and Nucleus. July 7, 1952, PX-23/DX-990; 722 Maj. N. Lulejian, "Forecast Fall-Out Plot," PX-22/DX-720; Lt. Col. C. Spohn, "Fallout Prediction" memorandum, July 2, 1952, DX-714; G. Felt, "Forecasting of the 10r Isodose Line," June 1954, DX-716; C. Buell, "Notes on Rainout from Atomic Detonations," Aug. 2, 1954, DX-718; Wright, et al., "A High-Speed Computer for Predicting Radioactive Fallout," 58 J. A number of researchers from several nations sought to define an acceptable "tolerance dose" below which exposures should be kept. Indeed, the 1980 Report of the BEIR-III Committee, quoted above, observes that "[t]here appear to be mechanisms ... pertaining especially to exposure to high-LET radiation, that increase the observed effect per unit dose when the dose rate is reduced." Id. See e.g., Brodsky, "Criteria for Acute Exposure to Mixed Fission Product Aerosols," 11 Health Physics 1017-32 (1965), PX-1045; G. Taplin, et al., "Evaluation of the Acute Inhalation Hazard from Radioactive Fallout Materials," Operation Teapot, WT-1172 (Feb. 1958), DX-359. 2d 486, 154 P.2d 687, 162 A.L.R. Working most often outdoors as a cattle rancher in that vicinity, Kent Whipple was one of those off-site residents who was more likely to come in direct, repeated and continuous contact with fallout residues. As best it can, the cellular chemistry sees to it that each of the 5 billion bits of stored chemical "knowledge" is meticulously copied. " Intense heat causes intense pressure, forcing the mass apart violently. That suspicion in the minds of laymen of the long-term biological consequences of exposure to atomic fallout could not ripen into knowledge absent divination of the complexities set forth in esoteric texts, and the penetration of classified documents within the exclusive control of defendant coupled with an appreciation of their meaning. The term "electronegativity" was introduced by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1811, The design of test explosions at the NTS reflects in part a recognition of this problem: often devices were exploded at a height above the surface greater than the estimated radius of the initial fireball. While versene, a common laboratory chemical, may not have been available at the corner drugstore, Tide was certainly to be found at the local market, and it is Tide, not the lab chemical, which is credited as "very effective for most contaminants." Project Sunshine, PX-1027/DX-743, at 28. door-to-door? Even acute radiation syndrome resulting from short-term exposure to 25 or more rads is fairly easily traced to source by blood counts and more externalized symptoms now identified to such exposure. Robert S. Mulliken proposed that the arithmetic mean of the first ionization energy (Ei) and the electron affinity (Eea) should be a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract electrons. An electron may absorb energy, (i.e., become "excited") to a degree sufficient to allow it to leave the atom altogether. In spite of its long history, an accurate scale of electronegativity was not developed until 1932, when Linus Pauling proposed an electronegativity scale which depends on bond energies, as a development of valence bond theory. The overall approach to betaemitters reflected in the conduct of the NTS off-site rad-safe programs appears to have been: "Take care of external gammas and the betas will take care of themselves." Compare Moxy and nucleus's popularity and activity. *263 Yet both units are meaningful to the evidence in the record before this court. The use of the atomic bomb upon the populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan presented a tragic opportunity for the detailed study of illnesses experienced by an entire population, young and old, men and women, following varying degrees of radiation exposure. In circumstances in which test site personnel have reason to predict that exposures may approach or exceed the 3.9 r standard, the scientific justification for monitoring workers directly, but not the people around them, especially children, defies the imagination. Juni 2018 no comment. Recalling the very tentative nature of the dosage standards, and the repeated emphasis upon keeping exposures as low as possible, measures would need to be taken to minimize external and internal radiation exposure where it is possible to do so. While varying the number of protons will change the atom from one element to another, varying the number of neutrons changes the atomic weight of the atom without radically affecting its physical or chemical properties. N. Tsoulfanidis, supra, at 486. If it had, we would all "know" and know with some confidence. No such multiplication factor is included by the NCRP in its guidelines for radiation workers. Isotopes are often referred to by an abbreviation of their atomic weights called a mass number. Id. See e.g., J. Gofman, Radiation and Human Health (1981), PX-1046, and the studies discussed therein; Hiroshima and Nagasaki, supra at 187-332; the UNSCEAR Report (1977), PX-706/DX-605; the BEIR-III Report (1980), DX-1025. While the high rate of decay of fallout materials materially reduces the risk of exposure over a long period, it also indicates that contact with fallout in the first minutes or hours following detonation can easily result in serious radiation exposures. See. The case of Haft v. Lone Palm Hotel, highlights an additional reason for assigning to the tortfeasor the burden of extricating himself from a tangle of causal forces. It is not a sufficient defense for the government merely to point out that some decisionmaking power was exercised by the official whose act was questioned. 1977).  9 × 1020 ergs, if released all at once, generate the explosive power of approximately 21.5 kilotons of TNT more than either of the bombs dropped on Japan. ed. While the intensity of a beam of γ photons decreases exponentially with the thickness of the bombarded material according to the relationship A fourth type of radiation emitted by nuclear explosion, free neutrons, also causes ionization in a somewhat indirect fashion. The post-series reports on radiological safety often include the rad-safe plans and instructions for the series. The most prominent source of man-made radiation exposure is the use of X-rays and radioisotopes in medical diagnosis and treatment. This shift in burden of proof reflects a sound application of important legal policies to the practical problems of trying a lawsuit: where a strong factual connection exists between defendant's conduct and the plaintiff's injury, but selection of "actual" cause-in-fact from among several "causes" is problematical, those difficulties of proof are shifted to the tortfeasor, the wrongdoer, in order to do substantial justice between the parties. See also Appendix D, infra. See BEIR-III Report at 296 (1980), DX-1025 and studies cited therein. Perhaps, the control mechanism which fails in carcinogenesis is not genetic, or is a combination of genetic and other cellular mechanisms, or it may be that perhaps cancer is the product of a synergistic interaction between radiation, chemicals, or interference with cellular and genetic processes by pathogenic viruses which have gone unidentified. Such an approach might be available under state law in cases involving private parties contaminating others with ultratoxic materials. 96-510, Title III, § 301(e), Dec. 11, 1980, 94 Stat. Whicker & V. Schultz, Radioecology: Nuclear Energy and the Environment 92, 107 (tables) (1982). The inherent limitations in the concept of statistical significance are particularly important to the evaluation of statistical studies of relatively small populations, or groups of subjects. The base value of hydrogen was later increased by 0.10 and caesium's electronegativity was later refined to 0.79; however, no refinements have been made for francium as no experiment has been conducted. [c] While 239Pu is not a fission product, see Part III, infra it is still present, whether as unused fuel from a plutonium-based bomb, or as a product of the reaction between neutrons and uranium found somewhere in the bomb's structure, such as a reflector: See N. Smith, Report of the Gabriel Project Study, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at 9 (May 21, 1949) PX-679 ("[P]lutonium is present in the debris from all A-bombs, whether the original fissile material is U235 or Pu239"). at 5223 (testimony of Dr. Cecelia Fenoglio); the available Utah Cancer Registry Statistics identify no similar increase in Parowan, Utah or its environs.  In fact, the heavy element einsteinium (253Es) was first identified in the debris from the explosion of the first H-bomb in the Pacific in 1952. See e.g., J. Gofman, Radiation and Human Health 469-475 (1981), PX-1046. The effort was to provide a selection of "typical" cases which when decided and reviewed may provide a legal and factual pattern against which the remaining issues in the pending cases may be subsequently matched. "When in doubt, wash everything" seems like advice far more consistent with minimizing exposures than the advice given, "when in doubt, call the monitors or the test site." The simplest element is hydrogen, whose atoms consist of a single proton in the nucleus and a single electron in the surrounding orbitals. It is to be expected that the electronegativity of an element will vary with its chemical environment, but it is usually considered to be a transferable property, that is to say that similar values will be valid in a variety of situations. C.R. Simple calculation disclosed that 1 Gray represents 104 ergs per gram of tissue, or a dose equalling 100 rads. 3 E. Hyde, et al., The Nuclear Properties of the Heavy Elements: Fission Phenomena 269 (1971 ed. Is cancer or leukemia a "problematical recovery" from a "very heavy exposure" that already caused acute radiation sickness? ; Pertaining to a centre around which something is developed or organised; central, pivotal. For the Nightfall EP, see, Correlation of electronegativity with other properties, Variation of electronegativity with oxidation number, Electronegativity and hybridization scheme, The electronegativity of francium was chosen by Pauling as 0.7, close to that of caesium (also assessed 0.7 at that point). Perhaps the simplest definition of radiation is the one most easily understood: radiation is a transfer of energy through space (or some other accommodating medium). 1st Sess., at 591, 603 (1957), PX-831C ("Tests have shown that dry ashing of milk results in loss of cesium 137, even at low temperatures. "Some elements," the book states, "particularly iodine, strontium, barium, zirconium, and cerium, are strongly held in the body so that their consequences, when absorbed as radioisotopes, may be more serious than the amounts present would indicate. R. Conard, M.D., et al., "Thyroid Neoplasia as Late Effect of Exposure to Radioactive Iodine in Fallout," 214 J.Am.Med.Ass'n 316-324 (1970). ed. at 2270-2434 (testimony of Dr. Arthur R. Tamplin); Tr. Crucial to the whole calculation is the use of accurate information concerning the quantity of radionuclide ingested; the formula is useless if DE(O) is unknown. ed. The Beaman court also confirmed that "damages could not be awarded on account of any loss to the deceased child, or suffering on his part." In 1932, experimental bombardment of beryllium metal with α particles yielded a new highly penetrating form of radiation that British physicist James Chadwick correctly identified as neutrons. Table 9 lists the relative fraction of gamma exposure experienced by a person within a protective structure contrasted with one standing unprotected in a fallout field. The intangible loss society, companionship, association is obviously the greatest of the losses. Dr. Morgan described the type of instruments used, such as Geiger-Muller counters, and the simple combination devices that could be constructed to measure contamination of hands and feet, or that could detect internal thyroid exposure, or contamination over one's entire body. [c] The UNSCEAR Report (1977), PX-705/DX-605, treats at some length the question of the quantity, characteristics and effects of worldwide fallout from all sources. (1957) PX-831C at 212, notes reports of beta/gamma ratios of 157:1 and 130:1, and engages in theoretical analysis assuming *367 ratios of 100:1, 150:1 or 200:1. Deletion of the same chromosome in the germ cells of the reproductive system, however, may visibly affect a child yet unborn.. Rinse, dry and monitor." Eukaryotes derive their name from the fact that they contain a nucleus. The current multi-million dollar effort to reconstruct the radiation dosages received by plaintiffs or their decedents is constantly hampered by the failure of the off-site radiation safety personnel to gather whole categories of exposure data at the time that the exposures actually took place. In each of the 24 cases now before this court, the plaintiffs must establish by a preponderance of the evidence that (1) the decedent or living plaintiff having cancer was probably exposed to fallout radiation significantly in excess of "background" radiation rates; (2) the injury is of a type consistent with those known to be caused by ionizing radiation; and (3) that the person injured had resided in geographical proximity to the Nevada Test Site for some if not all of the years of atmospheric testing between 1951 and 1962. The plaintiffs in this action assert injury to the same kinds of personal interests arising from agency action, allegedly in derogation of the same congressional directives to protect health and safety. DX-693 at 8-198B (AEC Commissioner W.R. Libby). E.g., "Location of Proving Ground for Atomic Weapons, (Sept. 15, 1948), DX-77, id., (Sept. 27, 1948) DX-5; id., (Dec. 20, 1950), DX-843; AEC "Pre-Greenhouse Test Program," January 5, 1951, DX-83; AEC "Test Program," Dec. 29, 1950, DX-82. Several relevant cases may be analyzed cogently in terms of factual connections rather than direct proof, tracing cause-in-fact. N. Tsoulfanidis, Measurement and Detection of Radiation 141 (1983). 52 concerning sources and variables affecting internal exposure from iodine, strontium, cesium, barium and other fission product radionuclides. The record in this case is replete with examples of analysis based upon worldwide or nationwide projections. 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