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Title: Nevada Test Site Environmental Report 2007 Attachment A: Site Description

Abstract

This appendix expands on the general description of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) presented in the Introduction to the Nevada Test Site Environmental Report 2007 (U.S. Department of Energy [DOE], 2008). Included are subsections that summarize the site's geological, hydrological, climatological, and ecological setting. The cultural resources of the NTS are also presented. The subsections are meant to aid the reader in understanding the complex physical and biological environment of the NTS. 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 NTS. The NTS environment contributes to several key features of the site which afford protection to the inhabitants of adjacent areas from potential exposure to radioactivity or other contaminants resulting from NTS operations. These key features include the general remote location of the NTS, 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 thismore » report.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Security Technologies, LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - National Nuclear Security Administration (NA)
OSTI Identifier:
936845
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-543-ATT-A
TRN: US200820%%255
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CULTURAL RESOURCES; DESIGN; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; MONITORING; NEVADA TEST SITE; POPULATION DENSITY; RADIOACTIVITY; SURFACE WATERS; TRANSPORT; Nevada Test Site Environmental Report; Site Description; 2007

Citation Formats

Wills, Cathy. Nevada Test Site Environmental Report 2007 Attachment A: Site Description. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/936845.
Wills, Cathy. Nevada Test Site Environmental Report 2007 Attachment A: Site Description. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/936845
Wills, Cathy. Mon . "Nevada Test Site Environmental Report 2007 Attachment A: Site Description". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/936845. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/936845.
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abstractNote = {This appendix expands on the general description of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) presented in the Introduction to the Nevada Test Site Environmental Report 2007 (U.S. Department of Energy [DOE], 2008). Included are subsections that summarize the site's geological, hydrological, climatological, and ecological setting. The cultural resources of the NTS are also presented. The subsections are meant to aid the reader in understanding the complex physical and biological environment of the NTS. 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 NTS. The NTS environment contributes to several key features of the site which afford protection to the inhabitants of adjacent areas from potential exposure to radioactivity or other contaminants resulting from NTS operations. These key features include the general remote location of the NTS, 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.},
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year = {2008},
month = {9}
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