Document Details


Title:
OPERATION GREENHOUSE, SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR'S REPORT OF ATOMIC WEAPON TESTS AT ENIWETOK, 1951, ANNEX 2.9, BLAST INJURIES IN FOXHOLES, EXTRACTED VERSION (DELETED)
Author(s):
TALBOT, J M [* AF]; MAUPIN, C S [UNITED STATES ARMY - DEPARTMENT OF]
Subject Terms:
GREENHOUSE OPERATION; ITEM EVENT; DAMAGE; DOGS; DATA; BLAST EFFECTS; BRAIN; LUNGS; BLOOD
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:
1985 Apr 01
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0036
Accession Number:
NV0051278
Document Number(s):
WT8EX
Originating Research Org.:
SANDIA CORPORATION (NOW SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORI
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THIS EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED TO GAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF PROTECTION FROM DIRECT BLAST EFFECTS THAT MAY BE PROVIDED BY FOXHOLES OF UNIFORM DIMENSION LOCATED WITHIN DISTANCES OF A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION T AHT ARE RECOGNIZED AS LETHAL FOR COMBINATIONS OF THERMAL AND IOIZING R ADIATIONS AND INDIREST BLAST INJURIES. SIXTEEN DOGS PROTECTED IN FOXHOLES WERE EXPOSED IN PAIRS TO THE NUCLEA R DETONATION. AUTOPSIES PERFORMED BETWEEN 10 AND 15 HOURS AFTER THE B LAST DEMONSTRATED MILD TO MODERATELY SEVERE LUNG HEMORRHAGED AND THREE INSTANCES OF MILD TO MODERATELY SEVER BRAIN HEMORRHAGE. RUPTURED EAR DRUMS AND BLAST DAMAGE TO ABDOMIAAL VISCERA WERE INFREQUENT. (CONT.) EVIDENCES OF ACUTE IONIZING RADIATION INJURY CONSISTED IN DECREASES IN ABSOLUTE LYMPHOCYTE COUNTS AND CHANGED IN LYMPH NODES AND SPLEENS. PHOTOGRAPHS AND DIAGRAMS OF FOXHOLES, ANIMALS, AND TISSUE SPECIMENS; G RAPHS OF BLAST PRESSURES, GAMMA DOSES, AND NEUTRON FLUXES ARE INCLUDED .


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