Accession Number : ADA995421

Title :   Discussion of Radiological Hazards Associated with a Continental Test Site for Atomic Bombs Based on Notes of Meetings Held at Los Alamos 1 August 1950,

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Reines,Frederick

Report Date : 01 SEP 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This study considers that a tower-burst bomb, having a yield of 25 kilotons, could be detonated without exceeding the allowed emergency tolerance dose of 6 - 12 r outside a 180 deg test area sector 100 miles in radius. The degree of conservation could be checked with such a small bomb and the hazard associated with larger weapons could then be more realistically assessed.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, *RADIATION HAZARDS, NUCLEAR RADIATION, YIELD(NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), RISK, CIVILIAN POPULATION, DOSE RATE, RURAL AREAS, NEVADA

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE