Document Details


Title:
OPERATION TEAPOT NEVADA TEST SITE, FEBRUARY - MAY 1955
Subject Terms:
RESEARCH PROGRAMS; TEAPOT OPERATION; WEAPONS EFFECTS TESTS
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA 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 - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1965 Jun 11
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0051
Accession Number:
NV0068959
Document Number(s):
WT1176
Originating Research Org.:
CIVIL EFFECTS TEST GROUP
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
TYPICAL NATURAL AND MANUFACTURED GAS INDUSTRY PIPING, UNDERGROUND AND ABOVE-GROUND EQUIPMENT, AND APPLIANCES IN BUILDINGS WERE INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT INDUSTRY PRACTICE AT VARIOUS DISTANCES FROM TH E BASE OF A 500-FT TOWER AT THE TOP OF WHICH WAS EXPLODED A DEVICE WIT H A YIELD APPROXIMATELY 50% GREATER THAN NOMINAL ( A NOMINAL ATOMIC BO MB HAS AN ENERGY RELEASE EQUIVALENT TO 20 KT OF TNT ). THE DISTANCES W ERE SELECTED AND THE INSTALLATIONS WERE DUPLICATED TO PRODUCE VARYING DEGREES OF DAMAGE. UNDERGROUND INSTALLATIONS WERE PRACTICALLY UNDAMAGED WITH THE EXCEPTIO N THAT VENTILATOR PIPES FROM A VAULT AT 1470 FT WERE SHEARED OFF AT GR OUND LEVEL. SERVICE PIPING, REGULATORS AND METERS TO BUILDINGS, AND HO USE PIPING IN BUILDINGS WERE UNDAMAGED. APPLIANCES IN BUILDINGS WERE P RACTICALLY UNDAMAGED, AND OPERATIVE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE IN TW O HOUSES WHICH WERE EITHER BADLY DAMAGED OR INACCESSIBLE DUE TO COLLAP SE OF THE HOUSES.


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