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Title: 2018 Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report Attachment A: Site Description

Abstract

This attachment expands on the general description of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) presented in the Introduction to the Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2018. Included are subsections that summarize the site’s geological, hydrological, climatological, and ecological settings and the cultural resources of the NNSS. The subsections are meant to aid the reader in understanding the complex physical and biological environment of the NNSS. An adequate knowledge of the site’s environment is necessary to assess the environmental impacts of new projects, design and implement environmental monitoring activities for current site operations, and assess the impacts of site operations on the public residing in the vicinity of the NNSS. The NNSS environment contributes to several key features of the site that afford protection to the inhabitants of adjacent areas from potential exposure to radioactivity or other contaminants resulting from NNSS operations. These key features include the general remote location of the NNSS, restricted access, extended wind transport times, the great depths to slow-moving groundwater, little or no surface water, and low population density. This attachment complements the annual summary of monitoring program activities and dose assessments presented in the main body of this report.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nevada National Security Site/Mission Support and Test Services LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1567858
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/03624-0612-ATT A
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-NA0003624
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1327206-nevada-national-security-site-environmental-report-att-site-description https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1327205-nevada-national-security-site-environmental-report https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1327207-nevada-national-security-site-environmental-report-summary https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1228067-nevada-national-security-site-environmental-report-attachment-site-description
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; NNSS, Annual, Environmental, ASER, NNSA, NFO

Citation Formats

Hardesty, Patricia. 2018 Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report Attachment A: Site Description. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1567858.
Hardesty, Patricia. 2018 Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report Attachment A: Site Description. United States. doi:10.2172/1567858.
Hardesty, Patricia. Mon . "2018 Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report Attachment A: Site Description". United States. doi:10.2172/1567858. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1567858.
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title = {2018 Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report Attachment A: Site Description},
author = {Hardesty, Patricia},
abstractNote = {This attachment expands on the general description of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) presented in the Introduction to the Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2018. Included are subsections that summarize the site’s geological, hydrological, climatological, and ecological settings and the cultural resources of the NNSS. The subsections are meant to aid the reader in understanding the complex physical and biological environment of the NNSS. An adequate knowledge of the site’s environment is necessary to assess the environmental impacts of new projects, design and implement environmental monitoring activities for current site operations, and assess the impacts of site operations on the public residing in the vicinity of the NNSS. The NNSS environment contributes to several key features of the site that afford protection to the inhabitants of adjacent areas from potential exposure to radioactivity or other contaminants resulting from NNSS operations. These key features include the general remote location of the NNSS, restricted access, extended wind transport times, the great depths to slow-moving groundwater, little or no surface water, and low population density. This attachment complements the annual summary of monitoring program activities and dose assessments presented in the main body of this report.},
doi = {10.2172/1567858},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}