Accession Number : ADB951748

Title :   Operation WIGWAM. Project 2.2. Radiochemical Analysis of WIGWAM Debris.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SANTA BARBARA CA TEMPO

Report Date : 01 FEB 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Radiochemical analyses have been performed on four sea-water samples from Operation WIGWAM. The confining environment of the deep underwater explosion of this atomic weapon produced no unusual effects on relative yields of products, but it did appear to increase the efficiency of the burst. Fractionation of radioactive materials before collection did not seem to be serious.

Descriptors :   *RADIOACTIVITY, SEA WATER, RADIOCHEMISTRY, UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, DEEP WATER, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, FISSION PRODUCTS, NUCLEAR WEAPON DEBRIS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE