Document Details


Title:
OPERATION RANGER, INFORMAL REPORT (DELETED)
Author(s):
WOLFE, R D [UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
RANGER OPERATION; RADIATION PROTECTION; THERMAL RADIATION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; GAMMA RADIATION; RADIATION DOSES
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:
1951 Mar 02
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0059
Accession Number:
NV0051289
Document Number(s):
NRDLAD319OEX
Originating Research Org.:
UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LABORATOR
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS INFORMAL REPORT ON OPERATION RANGER IS TO SUMMARIZ E AND DESCRIBE THE DATA ON THE FIVE NUCLEAR DETONATIONS. ALL WERE AIR DROPS WITH THE INTENTION OF GATHERING EXPERIMENTAL DATA TO CONFIRM TH EORETICAL CALCULATIONS ON WEAPON CONSTRUCTION AND COMPONENTS IN PREPAR ATION FOR OPERATION GREENHOUSE. ALTHOUGH NO SPECIFIC EXPERIMENTS WERE CONDUCTED TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFICACY OF EARTH-MOVING OPERATION AS A DECONTAMINANT FOR LAND AREAS, IT WAS EVIDENT FROM THE BULL-DOZING OPER ATIONS FOLLOWING THE FIFTH SHOT THAT WHEN CONTAMINATION IS CONFINED TO THE TOP SEVERAL INCHES OF EARTH, REMOVING THE LAYER OF CONTAMINATED E ARTH IS VERY EFFICACIOUS IN REDUCING THE RADIATION FIELD.


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