Accession Number : ADA995019

Title :   Operation PLUMBBOB. Neutron-Induced Activities in Soil Elements. Project 2.2.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for May-Oct 57.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SANTA BARBARA CA TEMPO

Report Date : 01 FEB 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Neutrons which escape following the detonation of a nuclear device interact with matter within range of the neutron flux. Some of these interactions produce radioactive isotopes. It was the purpose of this project to study the nature of this radioactivity, especially the problems associated with induced radioactivity in soils near ground zero.

Descriptors :   *Radioactivity, *Soils, Thermal neutrons, Neutron flux, Gamma rays, Nuclear explosions, Radioactive isotopes, Neutron spectrum, Fast neutrons, Depth, Neutron scattering

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE