Accession Number:

ADA136977

Title:

Nuclear Weapon Accident Exercise 1983 (NUWAX-83) After Action Report. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

A joint Department of Defense, Department of Energy DOE, and Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA Nuclear Weapon Accident Exercise, NUWAX-83, was conducted during the period 5-10 May 1983. Exercise participants included the United States Navy, DoE, FEMA, and the Commonwealth of Virginia COV as the major participating players. MUWAX-83 was the third such full-scale exercise of the nuclear weapon accident response capabilities and was conducted at the Department of Energys Nevada Test Site NTS. The scenario had artificialities specifically incorporated to provide maximum play for the widest possible variety of participants. In actual nuclear weapon transport, the United States employs stringent safety requirements in order to prevent aircraft accidents, such as portrayed in the MUWAX-83 scenario. Volume I contains an exercise overview and those lessons learned which were observed by the Exercise Joint Task Group.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE