Document Details


Title:
LONG-TERM HYDROLOGIC MONITORING PROGRAM PROJECT GASBUGGY RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
Author(s):
UNK, [UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY]
Subject Terms:
CROSSTIE OPERATION; GASBUGGY EVENT; RADIATION MONITORING; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; TRITIUM; KRYPTON 85; ACTIVITY LEVELS; SAMPLING; AIR; MILK; PLANTS; WATER; DATA
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:
1986 Oct 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0031
Accession Number:
NV0067289
Document Number(s):
NVO277
Originating Research Org.:
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE GASBUGGY SITE IS LOCATED IN RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, APPROXI MATELY 55 AIR MILES (88.6 KILOMETERS) EAST OF FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO. THE GASBUGGY DEVICE WITH A YIELD OF 29 KILOTONS, WAS DETONATED DECEMB ER 10, 1967. IT WAS THE FIRST U.S. UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR EXPERIMENT FOR THE STIMULATION OF LOW-PRODUCTIVE NATURAL GAS RESERVOIRS (REFERENCE 1 ). THE PURPOSE OF THE LONG-TERM HYDROLOGIC MONITORING PROGRAM AT THE G ASBUGGY SITE IS TO OBTAIN DATA THAT WILL ASSURE THE PUBLIC SAFETY; INF ORM THE PUBLIC, THE NEWS MEDIA, AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY RELATIVE TO RADIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION; AND TO DOCUMENT COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERA L, STATE, AND LOCAL ANTIPOLLUTION REQUIREMENTS. THE GASBUGGY SITE GEOG RAPHICAL SETTING, CLIMATE, GEOLOGY, AND HYDROLOGY ARE DESCRIBED. SITE HISTORY, INCLUDING GASBUGGY EVENT INFORMATION AND GASBUGGY MONITORING BY THE U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH IS DESCRIBED. SITE CLEANUP SCTIVITIES CONDU CTED IN 1978 ARE DESCRIBED. POSTOPERATIONAL SURVEYS INDICATE THAT THE GASBUGGY SITE IS WELL BELOW THE ESTABLISHED DECONTAMINATION CRITERIA AND THAT NO HAZARD EXISTS OR WILL LIKELY OCCUR DURING PUBLIC USE OF T HE LAND SURFACE OF THE GASBUGGY SITE. THE LONG-TERM HYDROLOGIC MONITOR ING PROGRAM FOR THE GASBUGGY SITE IS DESCRIBED.


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