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Title: An aerial radiological survey of the Tonopah Test Range including Clean Slate 1,2,3, Roller Coaster, decontamination area, Cactus Springs Ranch target areas. Central Nevada

An aerial radiological survey was conducted of major sections of the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) in central Nevada from August through October 1993. The survey consisted of aerial measurements of both natural and man-made gamma radiation emanating from the terrestrial surface. The initial purpose of the survey was to locate depleted uranium (detecting {sup 238}U) from projectiles which had impacted on the TTR. The examination of areas near Cactus Springs Ranch (located near the western boundary of the TTR) and an animal burial area near the Double Track site were secondary objectives. When more widespread than expected {sup 241}Am contamination was found around the Clean Slates sites, the survey was expanded to cover the area surrounding the Clean Slates and also the Double Track site. Results are reported as radiation isopleths superimposed on aerial photographs of the area.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
168363
Report Number(s):
EGG--11265-1145
ON: DE96003723; TRN: 96:003166
DOE Contract Number:
AC08-93NV11265
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1995
Research Org:
EG and G Energy Measurements, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Remote Sensing Lab.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; TONOPAH TEST RANGE; AERIAL SURVEYING; RADIOACTIVITY; REMOTE SENSING; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; TESTING; RADIATION MONITORING; DECONTAMINATION; REMEDIAL ACTION