Effects of acute doses of *-radiation on pine trees

by James P. OKunewick


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A review of existing theoretical and experimental data concerning radiation sensitivity of some economically important pine species in U.S. forest areas. This Memorandum reports on one aspect of a study of biological and environmental consequences of nuclear war and presents data that give reason for concern about the problems of radiation damage to pine forests in regard to ecology and the economic situation in a postattack environment.

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