Accession Number:

AD0521703

Title:

RW Decontamination and Land Reclamation Studies

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY DUGWAY PROVING GROUND UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this test were 1 to investigate the range of depths and average depth to which the pellets penetrate into the soil under conditions prevailing during hot RW sphere trials during the spring 1952 2 to determine the feasibility of locating individual RW pellets by means of a gamma survey meter or by means of a beta probe 3 to determine the feasibility of removing individual pellets and the time required for this operation 4 to obtain data on the performance of the following land reclamation measures plowing, grading and scraping, noting any atypical effects and results peculiar to RW agent and 5 to evaluate waste collection and disposal procedures. Results indicated that no evidence of pellet penetration was found all pellets located were on the surface of the terrain or in surface cracks. Nineteen pellets were located and manually removed from an area of 10,000 square yards in 80 minutes. Areas were decontaminated by moldboard plowing, disk harrowing, grading, and scraping. Data for comparing the efficiencies of these methods were obtained.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE