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Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Calendar Year 1999

Abstract

The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is operated by the US Department of Energy's Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV) as the site for nuclear weapons testing, now limited to readiness activities and experiments in support of the national Stockpile Stewardship Management Program. It is located in Nye County, Nevada, with the southeast corner about 105 km (65 mi) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The NTS covers about 3,561 km{sup 2} (1,375 mi{sup 2}), an area larger than Rhode Island. Its size is about 46 to 56 km (28 to 35 mi) east to west and from 64 to 88 km (40 to 55 mi) north to south. The NTS is surrounded, except on the south side, by public exclusion areas (Nellis Air Force Range [NAFR]) that provide another 24 to 104 km (15 to 65 mi) between the NTS and public lands. The NTS is characterized by desert valley and Great Basin mountain topography, with a climate, flora, and fauna typical of the southwest deserts. Population density within 150 km (93 mi) of the NTS is only about 0.2 persons per square kilometer, excluding the Las Vegas area. Restricted access, low population density in the surrounding area, and extended wind transport timesmore » are advantageous factors for the activities conducted at the NTS. Surface waters are scarce on the NTS and there is great depth to slow-moving groundwater.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel Nevada Corp. (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
764941
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/11718-442
TRN: US0004947
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-96NV11718
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AIR POLLUTION; EMISSION; NEVADA TEST SITE; POLLUTANTS; STANDARDS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRATION

Citation Formats

R. F. Grossman. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Calendar Year 1999. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/764941.
R. F. Grossman. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Calendar Year 1999. United States. doi:10.2172/764941.
R. F. Grossman. Thu . "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Calendar Year 1999". United States. doi:10.2172/764941. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/764941.
@article{osti_764941,
title = {National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Calendar Year 1999},
author = {R. F. Grossman},
abstractNote = {The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is operated by the US Department of Energy's Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV) as the site for nuclear weapons testing, now limited to readiness activities and experiments in support of the national Stockpile Stewardship Management Program. It is located in Nye County, Nevada, with the southeast corner about 105 km (65 mi) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The NTS covers about 3,561 km{sup 2} (1,375 mi{sup 2}), an area larger than Rhode Island. Its size is about 46 to 56 km (28 to 35 mi) east to west and from 64 to 88 km (40 to 55 mi) north to south. The NTS is surrounded, except on the south side, by public exclusion areas (Nellis Air Force Range [NAFR]) that provide another 24 to 104 km (15 to 65 mi) between the NTS and public lands. The NTS is characterized by desert valley and Great Basin mountain topography, with a climate, flora, and fauna typical of the southwest deserts. Population density within 150 km (93 mi) of the NTS is only about 0.2 persons per square kilometer, excluding the Las Vegas area. Restricted access, low population density in the surrounding area, and extended wind transport times are advantageous factors for the activities conducted at the NTS. Surface waters are scarce on the NTS and there is great depth to slow-moving groundwater.},
doi = {10.2172/764941},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}