Document Details


Title:
SPECIAL STUDY TATUM DOME TEST SITE LAMAR COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI FINAL REPORT OCTOBER 1978
Author(s):
UNK, [* DOE-NV]
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:
1978 Oct 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0070
Accession Number:
NV0067746
Document Number(s):
NVO200
Originating Research Org.:
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY-NEVADA
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE TATUM DOME TEST SITE NEAR HATTIESBUR, MISSISSIPPI, WAS HOST TO TWO NUCLEAR DETONATIONS AND TWO DETONABLE GAS DETONATIONS; ALL OF WHICH W ERE TOTALLY PROGRAMS, THE SITE WAS DEACTIVATED AND DECOMMISSIONED ON J UNE 30, 1972. A LONG-TERM HYDROLOGIC MONITORING PROGRAM WAS INITIATED IN 1972 TO ASSURE PUBLIC SAFETY IN AND AROUND THE SITE AREA. DURING TH E CONDUCT OF THE MONITORING PROGRAM, ANOMALOUS TRITIUM READINGS WERE O BSERVED IN WATER SAMPLES FROM A POND NEAR THE SALMON/STERLING GROUND Z ERO. AN EXPANDED SAMPLING PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED TO: (1) DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THE CONTAMINATION, (2) DEFINE THE LOCATIONS OF THE VARIOUS T RITIUM CONCENTRATIONS, AND (3) PROVIDE PERMANENT SHALLOW WATER MONITOR RING. THIS REPORT PROVIDES THE RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS FROM THE SAMPLI NG PROGRAM.


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