Document Details


Title:
MEMOS TO DISTRIBUTION, SUBJECT: OFFSITE RAD-SAFE REPORT FOR OWENS, OPERATION PLUMBBOB ( ATTACHED)
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
OWENS EVENT; ATMOSPHERIC EXPLOSIONS; DATA; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATION MONITORING; AEROSOL MONITORING; BETA DETECTION; MAPS; PLUMBBOB OPERATION; DOSIMETRY
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1957 Aug 16
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0014
Accession Number:
NV0000131
Originating Research Org.:
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THIS REPORT CONSISTS OF MAPS AND DATA GATHERED BY THE OFFSITE RADIOLOG ICAL SAFETY GROUP FOR OWENS EVENT, JULY 1957, OF OPERATION PLUMBBOB. ONLY DATA THAT WAS CONSIDERED MOST SIGNIFICANT AT THE TIME IS GIVEN. NO AIR SAMPLING OF LESS THAN 10-4 MICRO-CURIES PER CUBIC METER CONCEN TRATION WAS INCLUDED, NOR INFINITE DOSE VALUES OF LESS THAN 10 MILLIRE M FOR POPULATED PLACES. MONITORING RUNS WERE MADE IN THE DUCKWATER, C URRANT, ELY AND WARM SPRINGS, NEVADA AREAS. THE MAXIMUM AIR CONCENTRA TIONS FOUND WAS 1.57 X 10-1 MICRO-CURIES PER CUBIC METER AT CURRANT, N EVADA. OWENS EVENT AIR DATA GIVEN HERE ARE GROSS VALUES WITH NO BACKG ROUND CORRECTION. THE ATTACHED REPORT FOR OWENS, CONSISTING OF SIX ENCLOSURES, REPRESENTS AN ATTEMPT TO SUMMARIZE THE DATA GATHERED BY THE OFFSITE RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY GROUP. THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE REPORT. THE ENCLOSURES ARE: A SUMMARY OF THE OFFSITE FALLOUT AND MONITORING; A MA P INDICATING INFINITE DOSE; A MAP INDICATING ESTIMATED DOSE; A TABLE O F DOSES FOR SELECTED COMMUNITIES; SELECTED AIR CONCENTRATIONS; AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ( STATE OFFICIALS CONTACTED ).


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