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Paij eo ilo internet raar kõmmane non jibañ kõtõbbar ko an DOE non kalaplok joñan ko ikijien jerbal in tiljek im melele ko rej kwaloki non ro rej jelâ wõt kajin Majõl.

Introduction (Kõbellok)

The Marshall Islands Dose Assessment and Radioecology Program conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a broad-based, interdisciplinary research and monitoring program in marine and terrestrial radioecology. The program forms part of the U.S. mandated response to the legacy of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands (1946–58).

We perform environmental monitoring and assess exposures of resettled and resettling populations to residual fallout contamination in the environment. Studies have shown that the largest contributor to the manmade radiation dose in the Marshall Islands is from internal and external exposure to cesium-137 (137Cs). Internally deposited cesium-137 (137Cs) is taken up in peoples’ bodies from eating locally grown foods. We have established three (3) whole-body counting (WBC) facilities in the Marshall Islands with the aim of assessing people’s exposure to dietary cesium-137. These facilities are located on Enewetak, Majuro and Rongelap Atolls.

Another key area of study is to provide an assessment of any long-term risks posed by radioactive constituents from the Cactus Crater Containment Structure on Runit Island at Enewetak Atoll. The study was developed in support of the Insular Areas Act of 2011, Public Law P.L. 112–149.

Pūrokraam in Ekkatak kin joñan Dose im Radiation ilo Majōl in im Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) ej eddoiki iumin tel eo an U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) im ej ra eo, ekūtbuuj ekkatak ko im etale ko kin makūtkūt in radiation ion āne im lojet. Pūrokraam in ear ejaak mōttan wōt kon ak eddo eo an U.S ñan uaake ta ko raar walok jen wot iien kōmālmel in nuclear ko maantak ilo Majōl (iiō kein 1946-1958).

Jej kōmmane etale ko im joñak ko ikijeen jedmatmat in radiation ñan jukjukin pād ko im armej ro ilo aer rool im jokwe ilo kabijuknen. Ekkatak kein rar kwalok ke joñan radiation kōmman in armej im elap kunaan ilo Majōl in ilo an jelet tulowa im tulik ñan armij, ej jen cesium-137 (137Cs). Cesium-137 eo ear pād tulowan armej ear deloñe enbwin ilo ad kañi mōñā ko kijed make im rej eddōk ilo Majōl in. Ededelok ad kōmmane jilu (3) whole-body count (WBC) ak mōn būne joñan radiation ilo enbwin ilo Majōl in, im kōtōbar eo ej ñan etale jonan cesium-137 (137Cs) iben armij jen mōñā ko kijed. Mōn bōnbōn kein repād ilo aelōñ in Enewetak, Majuro, im Rongelap.

Bar juon wawen eo eaorok non katak ej ñan kōmmane juon elmakot eo non lale ta ko remaron kauwatata jen driwōjlok in kopej in radiation ko ilo jikin kakwōn eo ilo Runit Enewetak ilo ad remanlok non iioo ko tokelik. Katak in ear ejaak jen jipañ eo ekkar ñan Insular Area Act 2011 eo, Public Law P.L. 112-149.

English — Marshallese Document Archive (Melele Ko ilo Kajin Majõl im Bâlle Ilo Jikin Kakkon)

General Studies About Radiation (Ekatak Ko Kin Radiation)

Hamilton (2021). Uptake of 137Cs by leafy green vegetables, root, and grain crops in a newly established garden setting on Utrōk Atoll (Drelonlok 137Cs ilo Bõlõk in Bejtebol ko, Okor ko, im Kein Kale ko rej Bõk Jen Juon Jikin Atõke eo Ekel ilo Utrok Atoll, Republic eo an Marshall Islands), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑ABS‑824938].

Hamilton T.F. (2020). SCIENCE PROGRAM BRIEFING: What the DOE scientists are reporting! (Kōmlele ko Ikijjen Science Program eo: Ta eo scientist ro rej kwalok!), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑PRES‑820890].

Hamilton T.F. (2020). SCIENCE PROGRAM BRIEFING: History of Radiation in Lagoon Waters of Bikini Atoll (Kōmlele ko Ikijjen Science Program eo: Melele ko ikijeen radiation iloan lomalo in Bikini iiō ko lok tok ñan raan kein), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑PRES‑820926].

Individual Monitoring Program (Program Eo Non Etale Kajojo Armij)

The Marshall Islands Whole Body Counting Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL-VIDEO-763198].

Hamilton (2020a). SCIENCE PROGRAM BRIEFING: Introductory Session (Kwalok Melele ko Ikijeen Science Program eo: Kōmelele ko Imaan), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑PRES‑820799].

Hamilton (2020b). SCIENCE PROGRAM BRIEFING: The Marshall Islands Whole Body Counting Program, Part I (Komlele ko ikijienScience program eo: Whole Body Count Program eo ilo Majol In, Paat I), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑PRES‑820858].

Hamilton (2020c). SCIENCE PROGRAM BRIEFING: The Marshall Islands Whole Body Counting Program, Part II (Komlele ko Ikijien Science Program eo: Whole Body Count Program eo Ilo Majol In, Paat II, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑PRES‑820860].

Hamilton (2021a). Volunteer’s Bill of Rights (Jimwe ko an Juon Volunteer), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑MI‑824940].

Hamilton (2021b). Marshall Islands Whole Body Counting and Bioassay Monitoring Program: Consent to Participate (Pirokraam ko ilo Majol in ñon Whole Body Counting im Bioassay Monitoring (Etale Radiation ilo Enbwin: Melim ñon am Bõk Kunaam), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑MI‑824969].

Hamilton (2021c). Marshall Islands Bioassay Monitoring Program: Child/Teenager (5–17 years) Consent Form (in the presence of a parent or legal guardian) [Program eo ilo Majol in n̄on Etale Radiation ilo Ᾱnbwin: Pepa in Melim – Ajri/Jodrikdrik (5–17 iio) (ilo an bed eo ej bok eddo ak jinen im jemen)], Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑MI‑824972].

Hamilton (2021d). Marshall Islands Whole Body Counting: Child/Teenager (5–17 years) Consent Form (in the presence of legal guardian or parent) [Pirokraam ko ilo Majol in ñon Whole Body Counting (Etale Joñan Radiation iloEnbwin: Pepa in Melim – Ajri/Jobwidrik (5–17 iiõ) (ilo an bed eo ej bõk eddo ak jinen im jemen)], Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑MI‑824971].

Hamilton (2021e). Marshall Islands Whole Body Counting Program: Consent to Participate (Pirokraam ko ilo Majol in ñon Whole Body Counting (Etale Joñan Radiation iloEnbwin: Melimñon am Bõk Kunaam], Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑MI‑824970].

Cactus Crater Containment Structure (Runit Dome) (Ron eo jen Cactus bomb eo im ej Jikin kakon ak drebij kobej in radiation)

Hamilton T.F. (2018a). Nien Kakwon Kwopij in Radiation Jen Kamelmel ko Enewetak, eo im et Naetan (Runit Dome), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [LLNL‑POST‑56763]. Marshallese edition.

Hamilton T.F. (2018b). The Runit Island Waste Containment Structure (Runit Dome), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑POST‑755953]. English edition.

Hamilton T.F. (2020). SCIENCE PROGRAM BRIEFING: Understanding about Runit Dome (Kwalok Melele ko Ikijeen Science Program eo: Melele ko Kin Runit Dome), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, [LLNL‑PRES‑821181].

 

 

This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE‑AC52‑07NA27344, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.

(Jerbal in ej kõmman iumwin tel im onaak eo an U.S. Department of Energy jen Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory eo iumwin Contract: DE‑AC52‑07NA273444, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.)

 

 

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