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Title: United States nuclear tests, July 1945 through September 1992

Abstract

This document lists chronologically and alphabetically by name all nuclear tests and simultaneous detonations conducted by the United States from July 1945 through September 1992. Several tests conducted during Operation Dominic involved missile launches from Johnston Atoll. Several of these missile launches were aborted, resulting in the destruction of the missile and nuclear device either on the pad or in the air.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Nevada Operations Office, Las Vegas, NV (United States). Office of External Affairs
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10115601
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV-209-Rev.14
ON: DE95006143; NC: NONE; TRN: 95:001592
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; THERMONUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; USA; ATMOSPHERIC EXPLOSIONS; CRATERING EXPLOSIONS; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS; NEVADA TEST SITE; BIKINI; ENIWETOK; 450200; 350300; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS AND EXPLOSIVES; VERIFICATION

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Not Available. United States nuclear tests, July 1945 through September 1992. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10115601.
Not Available. United States nuclear tests, July 1945 through September 1992. United States. doi:10.2172/10115601.
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year = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1994},
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