OPERATION GREENHOUSE. Scientific Director's Report of Atomic Weapon Tests at Eniwetok, 1951, Annex 9.5. Base Facilities
ALBUQUERQUE OPERATIONS OFFICE (AEC) NM
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This 1951 NTPR report describes an AECM Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Maintenance contract for the Eniwetok test site. Reconnaissance of Eniwetok Atoll was undertaken in October 1948 to determine the conditions at the site which would affect the construction of all facilities for a semipermanent proving ground. Based on this reconnaissance, an engineering report was prepared which proposed methods and costs of construction of the minimum facilities then proposed as necessary. Mobilization for construction began in February 1949, and construction started in July 1949. Support of the scientific and technical personnel and operations began in December 1951 and was essentially completed at the end of the Operation Greenhouse in June 1951. The contractor was able to successfully construct and furnish all items and services requested. At the end of Operation Greenhouse, the facilities were rolled-up and placed in maintenance status until such time as build-up begins for a future operation.
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