Accession Number : AD0484679

Title :   SPECIAL PARTICULATE ANALYSIS (SOIL).

Descriptive Note : Project officers rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC GOLDEN

Personal Author(s) : Perry, J. K. ; Baillie, W. N. ; Trimble, J. K. ; Bloodworth, R. P.

Report Date : 26 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 455

Abstract : The objectives of the special particulate soil studies were investigations of possible effects that the mineralogy of soils in the test areas might have on the hazards resulting from a nonnuclear accident involving special nuclear materials. We were particularly interested in any scavenging of plutonium that might result from interaction with soil materials. For the purposes of Operation Roller Coaster, we have defined scavenging as any interaction between special nuclear materials and soil materials that results in modification of the characteristics of radioactive particles, the aerosol derived therefrom, or the resulting hazard. Other special topics investigated in the soil particulate studies were relationships between uranium and plutonium and the possible use of indigenous vegetation as an emergency deposition collector. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*SOILS, (*UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, SOILS), PETROLOGY, ROCK, PARTICLE SIZE, PLUTONIUM, URANIUM, X RAY DIFFRACTION, DESERT TESTS, PHOTOMICROGRAPHY, NEVADA, MELTING, SILICATES, GLASS, AEROSOLS, PLANTS(BOTANY).

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE