Operation USPHOT-KNOTHOLE, Nevada Proving Grounds, March - June 1953. Radiological Safety Operation. Report to the Test Director,
DEFENSE ATOMIC SUPPORT AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
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The Atomic Energy Commission, in addition to its other functions, has been given the responsibility of controlling the health hazard produced by radioactivity in all phases of the Atomic Energy Program. Thus, when atomic devices are tested at the Nevada Proving Grounds, the AEC must take action to provide radiological control and protection for the personnel involved in such tests as well as protection for residents located in the nearby vicinity and elsewhere and, in order to carry out the requirement outlined above, the AEC requested that the DOD furnish an organization capable of providing the necessary radiological control and presenting the necessary data to evaluate the radiological hazards involved.