Document Details


Title:
OPERATION TEAPOT, NEVADA TEST SITE, FEBRUARY - MAY 1955 - PROJECTS 36.1 AND 36.2 - EXPOSURE OF MOBILE HOMES AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES TO NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS
Author(s):
SHAW, E R [FEDERAL CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATION]; MCNEA, F B [FEDERAL CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATION]
Subject Terms:
TEAPOT OPERATION; BLAST EFFECTS; BUILDINGS; EQUIPMENT; VEHICLES; CIVIL DEFENSE; EMERGENCY PLANS; SAFETY; TESTING
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 28
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
0056
Accession Number:
NV0051295
Document Number(s):
WT1181
Originating Research Org.:
CIVIL EFFECTS TEST GROUP
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
EXPERIMENTS WERE CONDUCTED DURING OPERATION TEAPOT TO DETERMINE THE EF FECTS OF A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION ON MOBILE HOMES AT PRESSURE LEVELS WHICH MIGHT BE EXPECTED IN THE SUBURBS OF A LARGE CITY AND TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS ON EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND THEIR EQUIPMENT LOCATED AT VARIOUS S IMULATED DISTANCES FROM NEAR GROUND ZERO TO THE SUBURBS OF A LARGE CIT Y. MISSILES PRODUCED BY FLYING GLASS AND THE TRANSLOCATION OF FURNITUR E IN THE MOBILE HOMES ARE POTENTIAL HAZARDS TO PERSONNEL OCCUPYING THE SE HOMES AT THE TIME OF THE OLAST. SCREENING OR OTHER MEANS OF PROTECT ING THE INTERIOR AGAINST GLASS SPLINTERS REDUCES THIS HAZARD. BY REARR ANGEMENT OF THE DISPLACED FURNITURE, CLEARING UP DEBRIS, AND IMPROVISI NG WINDOW COVERINGS, TRAILERS IN THIS AREA OF DAMAGE COULD READILY BE MADE HABITABLE. EMERGENCY VEHICLES CAUGHT IN THE OPEN NEAR GROUND ZERO WOULD BE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. VEHICLES IN MEDIUM - AND LOW - PRESSURE REGIONS WOULD SUFFER DAMAGE, BUT THE VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT WOULD PRO TABLY BE OPERABLE.


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