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Main Title Summary of accidental releases of radioactivity detected off the Nevada test site : 1963-1986 /
Author Patzer, R. G. ; Phillips, W. G. ; Grossman, R. F. ; Black, S. C. ; Costa, C. F.
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Author Title of a Work
Patzer, R. G.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 600-8-87-054; DOE/DP/00539-059; DE-AI08-86NV10522
Stock Number DE89009134
OCLC Number 20106506
Subjects Nuclear accidents--Nevada--Nevada Test Site ; Nevada Test Site (Nev) ; Radioactivity--Measurement ; Radioactivity--Nevada
Additional Subjects Nuclear Weapons ; Underground Explosions ; Detection ; Fallout ; Historical Aspects ; Nevada Test Site ; Radiation Monitoring ; Testing ; ERDA/450202 ; ERDA/510300 ; ERDA/500300 ; Radioactive contaminants
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-87-054 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  DE89009134 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 55 pages : map ; 28 cm
Of the more than 450 underground nuclear explosives tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site from August 1963 (signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty) through the end of 1986, only 23 accidentally released radioactivity that was detectable beyond the boundary of the NTS. Of these 23, 4 were detectable off the NTS only by aircraft while the remainder were detectable by ground monitoring instruments. Since the Baneberry venting of December 1970, only two tests released radioactivity that was detectable off the NTS, and this was a seepage of radioactive noble gases. None of these releases from underground tests designed for complete containment caused exposure of the population living in the area that exceeded standards recommended by national and international radiation protection agencies. This report summarizes the releases from each of the tests, describes the monitoring that was conducted, and lists the location of the maximum exposure. (ERA citation 14:023047)
"Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Interagency Agreement Number DE-AI08-86NV10522." "August 1988." "EPA 600-8-87-054." Cover title. "DOE/DP/00539-059."