Accession Number : ADA956425

Title :   Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada.

Descriptive Note : Final environmental impact statement.

Corporate Author : REISS-DAVIS CHILD STUDY CENTER LOS ANGELES CA

Report Date : SEP 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 389

Abstract : This environmental statement has been prepared by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). As has been done in the preparation of environmental statements in the past for the testing activities at the Nevada Test Site, this environmental statement considers underground nuclear detonations which yields of one megaton or less, along with the preparations necessary for such detonations. The testing activities considered also include other continuing and intermittent activities, both nuclear and nonnuclear, which can best be conducted in the remote and controlled area of the Nevada Test Site. Specifically, this environmental statement does not include consideration of: (1) Nuclear detonations for excavation purposes; (2) Underground nuclear detonations planned above one megaton in yield; or (3) Nuclear detonations conducted away from the Nevada Test Site. Geologic formations at the Nevada Test Site are being studied for possible use in the ERDA program for management of commercially generated high-level radioactive wastes. If the Nevada Test Site is selected as a storage site, a separate site-specific environmental statement will be prepared for that activity.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, *RADIOACTIVE WASTES, *UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, *ECOLOGY, *LAND USE, HAZARDOUS WASTES, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), AIR QUALITY, TEST FACILITIES, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, NEVADA, HISTORIC SITES, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, SITE SELECTION, ARCHEOLOGY, YIELD(NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), SAFETY, POPULATION, RECREATION, ROADS, NUCLEAR RADIATION, TOPOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, HYDROLOGY, GROUND MOTION, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, SEISMOLOGY, ACCIDENTS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
      Radiation Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Civil Engineering
      Ecology
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE