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Industry potential of large scale uses for peaceful nuclear explosives

Abstract

The industrial potential for peaceful uses of nuclear explosions entering a critical stage of development. Should Project Gasbuggy, an experiment to determine to what extent an underground nuclear explosion can stimulate the production of natural gas from low-permeability formations, prove a technical or economic success, a great step forward will have been made. Should other experiments now being considered in natural gas, oil shale, copper, coal, water resources, underground storage, and others, also demonstrate technical or economic advantage, it is conceivable to expect peaceful nuclear explosion to grow from our current rate of one or two experimental shots per year to hundreds of production explosions per year. This growth rate could be severely restricted or reduced to zero if public safety and environmental control cannot be exercised. (author)
Authors:
Russell, P L [1] 
  1. Bureau of Mines, Denver, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1969
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-N-193; PB-187349; SWRHL-82
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on public health aspects of peaceful uses of nuclear explosives, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 7-11 Apr 1969; Other Information: 8 refs, 2 figs; Related Information: In: Proceedings for the symposium on public health aspects of peaceful uses of nuclear explosives, 719 pages.
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; COAL; COPPER; NATURAL GAS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; OIL SHALES; PERMEABILITY; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; WATER RESOURCES
Sponsoring Organizations:
Southwestern Radiological Health Laboratory, Bureau of Radiological Health (United States)
OSTI ID:
20699910
Research Organizations:
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Consumer Protection and Environmental Health Service, Environmental Control Administration (United States)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N2211015912
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 671-683
Announcement Date:
Apr 07, 2006

Citation Formats

Russell, P L. Industry potential of large scale uses for peaceful nuclear explosives. IAEA: N. p., 1969. Web.
Russell, P L. Industry potential of large scale uses for peaceful nuclear explosives. IAEA.
Russell, P L. 1969. "Industry potential of large scale uses for peaceful nuclear explosives." IAEA.
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abstractNote = {The industrial potential for peaceful uses of nuclear explosions entering a critical stage of development. Should Project Gasbuggy, an experiment to determine to what extent an underground nuclear explosion can stimulate the production of natural gas from low-permeability formations, prove a technical or economic success, a great step forward will have been made. Should other experiments now being considered in natural gas, oil shale, copper, coal, water resources, underground storage, and others, also demonstrate technical or economic advantage, it is conceivable to expect peaceful nuclear explosion to grow from our current rate of one or two experimental shots per year to hundreds of production explosions per year. This growth rate could be severely restricted or reduced to zero if public safety and environmental control cannot be exercised. (author)}
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