Document Details


Title:
Post-piledriver concept letter
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
PLOWSHARE PROJECT/; UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS/blast effects; NUCLEAR EXCAVATION/; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS/blast effects; CHIMNEYS; CAVITIES; BOREHOLES; RADIATION MONITORING; LEACHING; GRANITES; SAMPLING; ROCK MECHANICS; ROCKS; COST ESTIMATION; CONTAMINATION; INSPECTION; DISSOLUTION; IGNEOUS ROCKS; MECHANICS; MONITORING; PLUTONIC ROCKS; SEPARATION PROCESSES
Document Location:
U.S. Deptartment of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA, 22161, Phone:(703) 487-4650, Fax:(703) 321-8547
Document Categories:
Nuclear Weapons and Related Technology\Plowshare Program
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1967 Jul 31
Declassification Date:
1995 Dec 05
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
8
Accession Number:
OOLDE97051321
Document Number(s):
UCRL-ID-126135; DE97051321
Originating Research Org.:
California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1997 May 13
Description/Abstract:
This is the concept for a series of post-shot investigations at the Piledriver site, Area 15, Nevada Test Site (NTS), to gain information on: Chimney geometry and associated wall rock conditions resulting from a deeply buried (1500-ft) nuclear explosion in granite; The characteristics and distribution of rubble and radioactivity in the chimney; and Data pertinent to in-situ leaching. These categories define the three phases of this proposal in chronological order. The technical programs under Phases II and III will depend on the results of Phase 1. Presently, it is not known whether or not there has been a collapse of the Piledriver cavity. If collapse occurred, the predicted dimensions of the chimney, based on Hardhat experience, are expected to be 250 ft in diameter and 560 ft high. For the purpose of this discussion, it is assumed this condition exists.


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