Accession Number:

ADA126407

Title:

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the MX: Buried Trench Construction and Test Project.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental impact analysis process rept.

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

The United States Air Force proposes to construct two sections of underground tunnel in the San Cristobal Valley on the Luke Air Force Range in Yuma County, Arizona. The proposed construction project will provide essential cost and construction data to analyze conceptual protective structures for the mobile, land-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile ICBM System known as MX. The trench will also serve as a test bed for mechanisms designed to punch through the tunnel roof and erect a dummy missile to simulate launch position.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE