allen vs nucleus


423, 427 (D.D.C.1977). § 6(a) (1), (2), 60 Stat. The number of neutrons produced by one generation of fission (f) is reduced to that extent(l). [source: U.S. Atomic Energy Comm., Assuring Public Safety in Continental Weapons Tests 91 n. 6 (1953), PX-740.]. ); accord, id. While 24Na decays directly to stable 24Mg upon emission of a β particle, 226Ra decays largely according to the following scheme: J. Gofman, Radiation and Human Health 444 (1981), PX-1046. This case is concerned with atoms, with government, with people, with legal relationships, and with social values. Tr. Actually flipping the penny a few times permits chance to operate in a "significant" fashion. Knowledge requires at least a modest factual basis, one to which the perceptive minds of others may be pointed. The final word on that subject will not be spoken for years. *274 1 F. Whicker & V. Schultz, Radioecology: Nuclear Energy and the Environment 44 (1982). Nuclear physics explores the universe using numbers and quantities which range from the extremely large to the infinitesimally small. That data from small populations must be handled with care does not mean that it cannot provide substantial evidence in aid of our effort to describe and understand events. Calculated from 1953 the apparent latency period of her cancer would be 24 years. The formulas are approximate, but this rough approximation is in fact relatively good and gives the right intuition, with the notion of the polarity of the bond and some theoretical grounding in quantum mechanics. A remedial framework can certainly be fashioned to meet the circumstances and requirements of the parties and issues now before this court in this action. Rule 201(b) (2), Federal Rules of Evidence. Calculated from the heavy fallout year of 1953, the latent period for his cancer would be 17 years, which is consistent with the BEIR-III Committee's estimate of 14+ years based upon data from Hiroshima. Caesium is the least electronegative element (0.79); fluorine is the most (3.98). 2 Proceedings of the Off-Site Monitors Workshop 74-75 (June 26, 1980), PX-298. That which is known can readily be shared with others often by pointing them to the fact claimed known. Id. Weast 1983). The same may be said of the 24 claims tried here when the state of knowledge held by plaintiffs prior to 1977 is evaluated. The defendant hotel's failure to maintain a lifeguard at its swimming pool did not merely aggravate the risks which took effect in the drowning of plaintiff's decedents; it also deprived the parties and the court of a potentially important witness on the subject of cause-in-fact: the lifeguard himself. Recent nuclear detonations, particularly the 5-megaton range CANNIKIN test on Amchitka Island in 1971, generated important litigation testing the applicability of the National Environmental Policy Act[96] to those activities. Green, "The Causal Relation Issue in Negligence Law," 60 Mich.L.Rev. It is a factor of varying significance. For example, employees of Reynolds Electrical and Engineering at NTS were instructed that: "Basic Radiological Safety Training Manual," REECo, supra, DX-700, at 14-3. PX-1046. One of the first properties observed in both x-rays and radioactive substances was the induction of an electrical charge in the air surrounding an x-ray tube or immediately in contact with a sample of radioactive material. at 608-825, 6620-6668 (testimony of Dr. Joseph L. Lyon); PX-1061, 1062, 1063, 1064. See e.g., H. Pagels, The Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature 3-165 (pap. In the heavier elements toward the bottom of the Periodic Table, neutrons outnumber protons. Handbook for Estimating the Maximum Internal Dose from Radionuclides Released to the Biosphere, Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory, (May 1968), PX-720, at vi= "It is obvious that had 131I been measured in milk during the early period of testing, its dosimetry would not now be a problem.". at 6. 1972). According to fundamental physical law,[35] the energy is conserved, neither created or destroyed. The off-site monitoring activities at NTS between 1951 and 1962 were overwhelmingly geared toward assessment of the first, acute phase of fallout hazard; prior to PLUMBBOB in 1957, the second phase was either largely disregarded or totally ignored. [12] By inserting the energetic definitions of the ionization potential and electron affinity into the Mulliken electronegativity, it is possible to show that the Mulliken chemical potential is a finite difference approximation of the electronic energy with respect to the number of electrons., i.e., A. Louis Allred and Eugene G. Rochow considered[13] that electronegativity should be related to the charge experienced by an electron on the "surface" of an atom: The higher the charge per unit area of atomic surface the greater the tendency of that atom to attract electrons. Hall v. Warren, 632 P.2d at 850. At the interior of each living cell is found a nucleus of specialized proteins, enzymes, and other chemicals. 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. Recalling that "infinite dose" and "effective biological dose" are mathematical extrapolations from a single reading by instruments, which will vary with the accuracy of the reading and the approximation of fallout time. The events in St. George following HARRY in May 1953 are modestly reenacted in the film, with citizens taking shelter because, as the radio announcement intones, "There is no danger." See note 9, supra. The existence of a significant excess of leukemia cases in southern Utah is further buttressed by the Johnson survey which reports a statistically significant increase in leukemia among southern Utah Mormons: (19 observed/3.6 expected [p = 0.01] for 1958-1966; 12 observed/3.4 expected [p = 0.01] for 1972-1980) with a higher excess number of leukemia cases among men (e.g., 12 observed/2.6 expected for males compared to 7 observed/1.1 expected for females 1958-1966); a greater incidence was noted among men in the Japanese data. Neil Allen, who helped shepherd the minor league pitchers who form the nucleus of one of the American League’s best pitching staffs to Tampa Bay, is the Twins’ choice as their new pitching coach, three sources with knowledge of the hiring process confirmed The burden shifted in Summers is that of proving by evidence that the conduct of defendant X does not belong among the "substantial factors" leading to imposition of liability. Dr. Morgan's testimony regarding safety measures at Oak Ridge have been supplemented by a series of written reports from the Health Physics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory which were received as evidence. Med.Assoc. [143] Unless otherwise informed, fallout was to be ignored. 476 (D.Utah 1981). Rain may wash settled particles into streams and ponds. While cancer of the pancreas has been tentatively related to radiation exposure by studies of human data in Japan and in follow-up studies of high-dose medical irradiation, the BEIR-III Committee reports that "[t]he risk of pancreatic cancer at moderate radiation doses was difficult to assess, although it seems likely that it was relatively low, for example, relative to the risk of leukemia induced under the same conditions of irradiation." Where by a preponderance of the evidence, the plaintiffs establish that the defendant's conduct negligently or wrongfully *358 breached the duty of care, and that the conduct materially augmented or increased the risks of injury, and contributed to the harm suffered by the plaintiffs, the defendant shall be held liable. This duty extends to dangers which are foreseeable as well as those which are immediate and unforeseen. Norma Jean Benson Pollitt was born on December 31, 1941. 1575 (Oct. 3, 1980), PX-829(B) with G. Caldwell, et al., "Mortality and Cancer Frequency Among Military Nuclear Test (Smoky) Participants, 1957 through 1979," 250 J.Am. )a situation not materially different from that during UPSHOT/KNOTHOLE, for example, following the HARRY test. 1980). Electronegativity cannot be directly measured and must be calculated from other atomic or molecular properties. More complex numbers may be expressed in this fashion: Decimal fractions may be expressed in scientific notation as well. E.g., Haft v. Lone Palm Hotel, 3 Cal. It provides that: The Utah wrongful death statute has carried identical language relating to damages throughout its history. Proceeding down the descending ladder of abstraction, from the general policy formulated on the highest level to the concrete implementation of that policy, one must understand that the case here is not footed on the fact that high level policy decisions were made but is footed on the alleged, inappropriate manner in which such policy decisions were carried out. 624, held on November 7, 1951, topics discussed included "the acceptability of recognizing complete military responsibility for the conduct of [weapons] effects tests within the continental U.S., in view of the responsibilities of the Commission for such aspects of a test as the utilization of fissionable material and for radiological safety." Table 1 lists these prefixes and their definitions. Z = atomic number of the material See W. Prosser, Handbook of the Law of Torts §§ 105-110 (4th ed. See N. Tsoulfanidis, Measurement and Detection of Radiation 499 (1983). Those who resided in areas where "occupational" exposure levels were so plainly foreseeable should have *404 been afforded the same opportunity to choose. Any detonation of a nuclear device produces residual radioactivity in these three ways. This imbalance is carried on into the fission products, which usually have more neutrons than do the naturally occurring isotopes of the same elements. Actual knowledge of facts material to his federal cause of action was required. Fresh water fish, for example, will retain cesium-137 and strontium-90 in their tissues at a rate 200 times greater than will salt water fish. The great length of time involved (e.g., A irradiates B, who develops a tumor 22 years later) allows the possible involvement of "intervening causes," sources of injury wholly apart from the defendant's activities, which obscure the factual connection between the plaintiff's injury and the defendant's purportedly wrongful conduct. The effect can also be clearly seen in the dissociation constants of the oxoacids of chlorine. See Kent *431 Whipple findings, infra. Talbot v. Dr. W.H. Eine Studie von Jessica R. Cohen von der University of California in Los Angeles etwa zeigte, dass junge Menschen in der Pubertät besonders viel Dopamin in ihrem Striatum ausschütten, wenn sie riskante Handlungen erfolgreich abschließen. Consequently, hypothetical (especially worldwide) projections are common in the literature; analyses of specific persons or particular small communities are rare. The number of fission events is easily calculated: See BIER-III Report, supra; see also Tr. 1966). In each case, the court has applied common-law principles to fashion a remedial process that fairly compensates *415 plaintiff's injuries while relieving the defendant of the burden of those harms which defendant can reasonably prove were not in fact a consequence of his risk-creating, negligent conduct. The standard of conduct "carefully in light of the best of available scientific knowledge" as a measure of defendant's statutory duty may prove to be appropriate in this case as well. "Radiological Safety Operation," Operation Upshot-Knothole (June 1953), PX-698/DX-194 at 144, 149 (map). Of course, the effort of one monitor working alone in the fallout field following the ninth explosion in the fourth test series to adequately educate and inform an entire community would be futile indeed. But, it is not a matter of discretion as used in the Tort Claims Act. The weighing of these factors, i.e., the relative degree of risk of serious injury, the tremendous imbalance of knowledge and skill, the increased hazard to children, accompanied by the increasing foreseeability of the potential hazards, see Part VIII, supra, readily leads one to conclude that the appropriate standard of care must be one requiring great caution. The safety standards of the nuclear research community provide important background and landmarks for evaluation of conduct as have the "community standards" of practice in other professions in other cases defining appropriate standards of care. §§ 211-215 (1979). [i] 28 U.S.C. The atomic numbers (Z) of the two fragments add up to 92, the atomic number of uranium. According to the AEC Committee to Study the Nevada Proving Grounds in 1954, one major obligation of the continental testing operation was, "Abstract of Report", supra, PX-51/DX-1, at 18. A bill[158] introduced in the United States Senate in 1980 provided that once a claimant made a prima facie showing of causal connection, the burden of producing evidence shifted to defendant to demonstrate that exposure to its toxic chemicals was an insignificant contribution to claimant's injuries. In lighter elements the number of neutrons and protons in the nucleus tends to be equal, or nearly so. Everyone was gone. "The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Griffin v. United States, 500 F.2d 1059 (3d Cir.1974), in determining the Government's liability for an administrative decision releasing a batch of live polio virus vaccine which turned out to be hazardous and resulted in injury to the plaintiffs, looked to the public policy content of the decision complained of. [] It is conceivable, for example, that a thyroid cancer induced by fallout from the 104-kt SEDAN test (July 6, 1962) with a 22-year latency period similar to the Marshallese experience would not even be yet detected or diagnosed. Testimony of Dr. John J. Murphy, a specialist in urology further supports the conclusion that Mr. Swapp's cancer *430 has not been established to be consistent with causation by radiation exposure at least as a somatic rather than a genetic injuryby a preponderance of the evidence. They misread. Id. At best some of these plaintiffs could be said to have information of a very general nature, essentially a suspicion, that there may be some connection between radiation and cancer. [] Gofman calculates the fractional causation in this case attributed to fallout radiation to be 33.9 percent, based upon a theoretical whole-body dose of 36.7 rads. Id. Other tests likely contributed additional exposures. The film much later explains. "In short, when we speak of discretion we must focus on the specific level in the descending pyramid of decision making to see if, at that point, in that distinctive context of time and place and people, government actions are of such a nature that persons who are hurt through government actions at that level should in good conscience be made whole. XIII, 403, 418 (1897), PX-630. [] E.g., 2 Transcript of Proceedings, Meeting of the DAAG, Mar. *320 *321. Id. 1972). [99] While certainly the "laboratory" functions of the Nevada Test Site differ considerably from those of the other AEC research facilities, the risks created by the materials under study differ only in degree, not in kind. The detailed properties and mechanics of radioactivity and nuclear transformations are as awe-inspiring as they are complex. [c] The UNSCEAR Report (1977), PX-706/DX-605, gives an estimated figure of 3 tons for plutonium deposited on the earth, perhaps reflecting some adjustment for isotopes of the element having shorter half-lives than 239Pu. Knowledge and information was not constant; it was persistently expanding during those years and has continued to grow ever since. See Part VIII, infra. For a relativistic particle, i.e., one moving at a velocity near the speed of light, momentum is determined by the formula: Those who survive are not so entitled and no sum has been awarded based on that theory. [124] Even the efforts actually made *376 to indirectly estimate internal dose risks through monitoring of milk or food stuffs were haphazard at best. S. Glasstone, Sourcebook on Atomic Energy 55-56 (2d ed. [20], Perhaps the simplest definition of electronegativity is that of Leland C. Allen, who has proposed that it is related to the average energy of the valence electrons in a free atom,[21] See also Dixon v. Stewart, 658 P.2d 591, 600-01 (Utah 1982); Little America Ref. PX-51/DX-1, at 34-35. 2016 (1970); K. Morgan & J. Turner, eds., Principles of Radiation Protection (1967). See e.g., J. Reeves, "A Summary of Nuclear Detonations at the Nevada Proving Grounds" (1953), PX-73, at 1-4; Table of Test Events Delayed, PX-20/DX-987. Id. 1958). See e.g., H. Cember, Introduction to Health Physics ch. 1954); H. Semat and J. Albright, Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics 538-541 (5th ed. See e.g., Hiroshima and Nagasaki, supra, at 107-185; S. Glasstone & P. Dolan, The Effects of Nuclear Weapons ¶¶ 12.90-12.140, at 575-590 (3d ed. 300 people) was badged during PLUMBBOB with an especially significant observed result: O. Placak, et al., "Operation Plumbbob Off-Site Radiological Safety Report," (1957), PX-339/DX-427 at 103. See P. Krey and H. Beck, "The Distribution Throughout Utah of 127Cs and 239 + 240Pu from Nevada Test Site Detonations," EML-400 (Nov. 1981), DX-1108, at 33, tbl. Uranium is nevertheless a component of fallout from any bomb containing it, and cannot be wholly disregarded. In more complex compounds, there is an additional error since electronegativity depends on the molecular environment of an atom. DX-693, at pp. DX-1149, at 33-34 (emphasis added). In our tripartite government structure, the courts generally have no substantive part to play in such decisions. See e.g., H. Semat & J. Albright, Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics 470-471 (5th ed. Ken W.S. When an α particle passes near another atom, the electrons in its orbital shells are attracted to the α particle by virtue of their own negative (-) charge. This calculation is offered as a highly simplified model of the chain reaction process for illustration purposes only. See 2 R. Hewlett & F. Duncan, Atomic Shield: A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission 120-123, 224, 420-421 (1972), DX-1002.). In this case, the statute of limitations defense raises special problems for the defendant United States. These factors are the same ones considered by the 1959 NCRP Ad Hoc Committee in suggesting that standard for population exposure should be a minor fraction of background radiation dosage. At no time has the defendant ever asserted that as a matter of conscious choice it deliberately adopted a policy of not warning, not measuring and not educating the populace at hazard. [d] In J. McPhee, The Curve of Binding Energy (1974), the author reports that the test of one device at NTS was designed to evaluate the lightweight metal beryllium as a neutron reflector. The key is found in a simple, fundamental relationship between matter and energy, a relationship which Albert Einstein originally defined and which most people have at some time seen expressed as, E represents energy, expressed in ergs; m represents mass, expressed in grams; c is the speed of light, expressed in cm/second (c = 2.9979250 × 1010 cm sec-1). Jeffrey Bradshaw was born in Cedar City, Utah on November 13, 1953. Suspicion will not suffice, no matter how well-founded early suspicions may appear in retrospect. A penny flipped 10 times may turn up "heads" 7 times. [a] See Green, "The Duty Problem in Negligence Cases," pt. See J. Gofman, Radiation and Human Health, supra, PX-1046, at 404-407. [187]But cf. 860 (1980). Nothing in the record indicates any corresponding difference in potential fallout risk in the early series as compared to the later ones. Entitled Atomic Tests in Nevada, the text of 59 pages was almost twice as long as its popular predecessor. Mike produced a yield of 10.4 megatons, an explosion stunning in magnitude even for those who were directly involved in creating it. Even the separate appendix section of the booklet (entitled "Guides to Understanding Fallout") gives little additional information. A plaintiff's failure to foresee a danger which a reasonable person acting in a prudent manner would have foreseen is itself negligence which may bar the plaintiff from legal remedies. See S. Glasstone, Sourcebook on Atomic Energy ¶ 17.37 at 521n (2d ed. Even in dealing with radiation hazards, the law makes a distinction between cases in which the parties share equal technical knowledge of the particular danger, and cases in which they do not. at 145 (citation omitted). 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