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Table 4

Comparison of the major similarities and differences between the two groups of victims of the Castle Bravo incident. Source for the absorbed doses of Marshall Islands inhabitants: Simon et al. (2010a); for the crewmen of the Lucky Dragon: a Kumatori et al. (1965), b Yamamoto (2009). Considering the available database, only an interval is given for the thyroid dose absorbed by the Japanese crewmen.

Inhabitants of the Northern Marshall Islands Atoll Crewmen of the Lucky Dragon
Total victims Rongelap: 64
Ailinginae: 18
Rongerik: 28
Utirik: 157
Blast and thermal burn injuries 0 0
Estimated total external dose Rongelap: 1600 mGy
Ailinginae: 470 mGy
Rongerik: 940 mGy
Utirik: 130 mGy
2860 mGy a
Internal thyroid dose Rongelap: 7600 mGy
Ailinginae: 2600 mGy
Rongerik: 3900 mGy
Utirik: 760 mGy
200–1200 mGy b
Short-term fatalities 0 1 (September 23, 1954)
Main long-term health impact Thyroid dysfunctions Liver diseases

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