Accession Number:

ADA149396

Title:

Joint DOD/DOE Nuclear Weapons Accident Exercise (NUWAX-79). After Action Report. Volume 1. Executive Summary

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY KIRTLAND AFB NM FIELD COMMAND

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

330.0

Abstract:

During the period 18-24 April 1979, a Nuclear Weapons Accident Exercise, NUWAX-79, was conducted at the Department of Energys DOE Nevada Test Site NTS. This exercise was a joint DODDOE exercise involving accident response forces from all four Services and the DOE. The purpose of this report is to document all aspects of the exercise so that the lessons learned from the exercise are considered by managers at every level who may have responsibilities during an actual nuclear weapons accident. It is essential that our nation have trained, competent, and ready accident response forces. The experience and knowledge gained in NUWAX-79 will make an important contribution in the improvement of the capabilities of these forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE