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The Nevada Test Site

Author : Emmet Gowin
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"Emmet Gowin likes to ask a provocative question: "Which country on earth has had the largest number of nuclear bombs detonated within its borders?" The answer is the United States. Covering approximately 680 square miles, the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site, was the primary testing location of American nuclear devices from 1951 to 1992; 1,021 announced nuclear tests occurred there, 921 of which were underground. The site, which is closed to the public, including its airspace, contains 28 areas, 1,100 buildings, 400 miles of paved roads, 300 miles of unpaved roads, 10 heliports, and two airstrips. Its surface is covered with subsidence craters from testing, and in places looks like the moon. In 1996, Gowin received permission to document the landscape by air, after over a decade of working to secure access. These aerial views of environmental devastation--made quietly majestic but no less potent in the hands of a master photographer--unveil environmental travesties on a grand scale. While groups of images from the Nevada Test Site series have been published previously, this book will produce the largest number yet, and three quarters of the pictures will not have been published at all. Gowin is the only photographer to have been granted access to this site, which is now permanently closed, post-9/11. Other than images made by the government for geographic purposes, no other images of this landscape exist. The book will feature a preface by photographer Robert Adams (America, b. 1937), whose photographic and written work is concerned with landscape, urbanization, and activism. It will also feature an afterword by Gowin on how he made the images, and their significance to him today."--Provided by publisher.

Nevada Test Site

Author : Peter W. Merlin
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Since Pres. Harry Truman established the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in December 1950, it has played a vital role in the security of the United States. For four decades, the test site's primary purpose was developmental testing of nuclear explosives. Atmospheric tests conducted over Yucca Flat and Frenchman Flat between 1951 and 1962 involved thousands of Army troops and Marines simulating nuclear battlefield conditions. Civil defense planners studied blast and radiation effects and evaluated bomb shelter designs. Testing moved underground in 1963 to eliminate radioactive fallout. Other projects at the NTS included nuclear rocket engine development for space travel, training for NASA's Apollo astronauts, excavation experiments, radioactive waste storage studies, and aircraft testing. Since the last underground nuclear test in 1992, this geographically diverse testing and training complex north of Las Vegas--known since 2010 as the Nevada National Security Site--has been used to support nuclear stockpile stewardship and as a unique outdoor laboratory for government and industry research and development efforts.

Strategy for Remediation of Groundwater Contamination at the Nevada Test Site

Author : American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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"Prepared through the collaborative efforts of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Center for Research and Technology Development and the Institute for Regulatory Science ... for the Office of Science and Technology of the U.S. Department of Energy"--T.p. verso.

Tritium Variations in Groundwater on the Nevada Test Site

Author : Brad F. Lyles
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Classification of Groundwater at the Nevada Test Site

Author : Jenny B. Chapman
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Brigham Young University Ecological Studies at the Nevada Test Site 1959 1966

Author : D. Elden Beck
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Groundwater Velocities at the Nevada Test Site

Author : Jenny B. Chapman
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Bullfrog Mine Nevada Test Site Cyprus Tenopah Mine

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Reptiles of the Nevada Test Site

Author : Wilmer W. Tanner
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Near field Modeling in Frenchman Flat Nevada Test Site

Author : Karl Pöhlmann
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The Geology of the Nevada Test Site and Surrounding Area

Author : H. Lawrence McKague
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 186. The Nevada Test Site (NTS) was established on December 18, 1950, to provide an area for continental testing of nuclear devices. In January of 1951, testing began with an airdrop into Frenchman Flat in conjunction with Operation Ranger. In addition to airdrops, above ground testing included surface detonations, tower shots, and balloon suspensions. Underground testing began in 1957, and since 1963, all events have been buried in large-diameter drill holes or tunnels. Geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mapped much of the NTS region between 1960 and 1965. These maps formed the basis for subsequent studies by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and the USGS. A good understanding of the stratigraphy, structure, geochemistry, and physical properties of the rocks is essential for containment of underground nuclear tests. Many of the recent geologic studies at NTS, particularly in Yucca Flat, Pahute Mesa, and Mid Valley, are aimed at understanding subsurface geology to help ensure complete containment. The potential nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain is located approximately 100 miles (160 km) by road northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, and situated on land controlled by three Federal agencies; the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Energy (Nevada Test Site), and the U.S. Air Force (Nellis Air Force Range).

Tritium Activities in Selected Wells on the Nevada Test Site

Author : Brad F. Lyles
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Solpugida of the Nevada Test Site

Author : Martin Hammond Muma
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Nevada Test Site Study Areas and Specimen Depositories

Author : Dorald M. Allred
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Ticks of the Nevada Test Site

Author : D. Elden Beck
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Biotic Communities of the Nevada Test Site

Author : Dorald M. Allred
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Evaluation of Cobalt Mobility in Soils from the Nevada Test Site

Author : Charalambos Papelis
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The Nevada Test Site s Secret Film Studio

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Information Management Plan for the Nevada Test Site Groundwater Characterization Project

Author : Carol B. Thompson
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Groundwater Chemistry at the Nevada Test Site

Author : Jenny B. Chapman
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