Joint DoD/DoE Nuclear Weapons Accident Exercise (NUWAX-79). After Action Report. Volume 2
DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY KIRTLAND AFB NM FIELD COMMAND
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A nuclear weapons accident exercise, NUWAX-79, was jointly conducted by the Department of Defense DOD and the Department of Energy DOE during the period 18-24 April 1979 at the DOEs Nevada Test Site NTS. The exercise did reveal some weaknesses in our accident response capabilities and the coordination thereof. Interestingly enough, many of the deficiencies were noted by the players themselves - not necessarily the Exercise Control Staff. In putting together the final NUWAX-79 report, both player and Exercise Control Staff personnel cooperated enthusiastically to illuminate those areas in which corrective actions were indicated. This attitude was indicative of that evidenced by Service and DOE personnel throughout the planning and execution phases of the exercise.
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