Accession Number:

AD0472213

Title:

AIR SAMPLING MEASUREMENTS,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY NUCLEAR EFFECTS LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Report Date:

1965-10-21

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

Abstract:

The Nuclear Defense Laboratory NDL conducted large-scale air-sampling operations in support of the experimental objectives of Operation Roller Coaster, a joint USUK non-nuclear research program devoted to studying and better defining the environmental hazards associated with the scattering of plutonium. Operation Roller Coaster, carried out in the western sector of the Las Vegas Bombing and Gunnery Range during the spring of 1963, consisted of four fullscale tests designed to investigate the biological hazards of plutonium scattered by non-nuclear explosions of weapons as stored and to evaluate the effectiveness of earth-covered structures in reducing the radiological hazards. Approximately 1,400 air-sampling devices, positioned on both ground arrays and balloon-supported vertical arrays, were used in collecting air samples of the cloud during each of the four Roller Coaster events. This report describes the air-sampling instrumentation, the methods employed in its installation, testing and calibration, summaries of test operations, and tabulations of data taken. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE