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Main Title Off-site monitoring for the Mighty Oak nuclear test /
Author Smith, Allan E. ; Black, S. C. ; Costa, C. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Costa, Charles F.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA 600-4-86-030; DOE/DP/00539-057; DE-A108-76DP00539; AI08-76DP00539
Stock Number DE86014090
OCLC Number 15105449
Subjects Offshore nuclear power plants
Additional Subjects Gaseous Wastes ; Underground Explosions ; Nevada Test Site ; Nuclear Explosions ; Radiation Doses ; Radiation Monitoring ; Radioactive Effluents ; Tunnels ; Xenon 133 ; ERDA/500300 ; ERDA/450202
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-86-030 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  DE86014090 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
After a nuclear explosives test, code name Mighty Oak, the tunnel leading to the test point became contaminated with radioactive debris. To re-enter and recover valuable equipment and data, the DOE purged the tunnel air using particulate and charcoal filters to minimize discharge of radioactivity to the atmosphere. During this purging, the EPA established special air samples supplementing their routine air monitoring networks. Analysis of the collected samples for radioactive noble gases and for gamma-emitting radionuclides indicated that only low levels of xenon-133 were released in amounts detectable in populated areas near the Nevada Test Site. The maximum dose to an individual was calculated to be 0.36 microrem, assuming that person remained in the open field at the measurement site during the whole period of the purging.
"July 1986." Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Interagency Agreement Number DE-A108-76DP00539. "EPA 600-4-86-030." Cover title.