ON-SITE HEALTH-AND-SAFETY REPORT
REYNOLDS ELECTRICAL AND ENGINEERING CO INC MERCURY NV
Pagination or Media Count:
Project Shoal was an underground nuclear test detonated near Fallon, Nevada, on Oct 26, 1963. Radiation at shot time was completely contained released amounts during postshot drilling were negligible. Maximum alpha and beta activities from sticky trays were 5.3. and 8.7 x 10 to the -4th power microcuries per sq. ft. of surface, respectively. Maximum gamma plus beta reading from portable-instrument monitoring was 50 mradhr in air at the drill- rig casing Dec 17. Results from gamma remote monitoring, area-film-badge analysis and personnel dosimetry were negative. Maximum iodine 131 activity measured from filters in air samplers showed 7.2 x 10 to the -3d power microcuries per cu m of air during the period Nov 29 to Dec 1. Xenon was released through the vent-line exhaust at 21 and 92 curies for xenon 131m and 133, respectively.
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products