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Title:
OPERATION PLUMBBOB, NEVADA TEST SITE, MAY - 0CTOBER 1957, TEST GROUP 57, PROGRAM 72, BIOMEDICAL AND AEROSOL STUDIES ASSOCIATED WITH A FIELD RELEASE OF PLUTONIUM
Subject Terms:
PLUMBBOB OPERATION; PLUTONIUM; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; ONSITE
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA 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 - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1961 Feb 06
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0070
Accession Number:
NV0004330
Document Number(s):
WT1511
Originating Research Org.:
SANDIA LABORATORY, SANDIA, NM
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
A HIGH EXPLOSIVE DETONATION WAS EMPLOYED AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE (NTS) TO RELEASE PLUTONIUM FOR FIELD STUDY AS A CONTAMINANT. ONE OF FOUR MAJOR MEASUREMENT PROGRAMS WAS A BIOMEDICAL EXPERIMENT WHICH COMPRISED EXPOSURE TO ANIMALS TO FIRST DEPOSITION OF PLUTONIUM OXIDE FROM THE DETONATION CLOUD (ACUTE SUBJECTS) AND TO THE WIND-INDUCED RESUSPENSION OF CONTAMINATION (CHRONIC SUBJECTS) AS LONG AS SIX MONTHS AFTER ORIGINAL DEPOSITION.


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