Document Details


Title:
FINAL REPORT OF OFF-SITE SURVEILLANCE FOR THE DRILL EVENT OF DECEMBER 5, 1964
Author(s):
UNK, [* SWRHL]
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:
1965 Oct 18
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
0025
Accession Number:
NV0107365
Document Number(s):
SWRHL21R
Originating Research Org.:
SOUTHWESTERN RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH LABORATORY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 27
Description/Abstract:
THE DRILL EVENT WAS AN UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR DETONATION CONDUCTED BY THE U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE ON DECEMBER 5, 1964. THE DETONATION RELEASE RADIOACTIVITY TO THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE R ESULTING EFFLUENT CLOUD TRAVELED SOUTHWEST FROM THE NEVADA TEST SITE, PASSING OVER LATHROP WELLS, NEVADA AND SHOSHONE, CALIFORNIA. THE U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDED RADIOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE IN THE OFF-SI TE AREA IN ACCORDANCE WITH A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE ATOM IC ENERGY COMMISSION. ANALYSIS OF THE DATA COLLECTED INDICATES THAT TH E RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY CRITERIA FOR THE GENERAL POPULATION, AS ESTABLIS HED BY THE ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, WERE NOT EXCEEDED AS A RESULT OF THIS EVENT.


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