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NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA
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The report summarizes and describes the data on the five nuclear detonations. All were air drops with the intention of gathering experimental data to confirm theoretical calculations on weapon construction and components in preparation for Operation Greenhouse. Although no specific experiments were conducted to demonstrate the efficacy of earth-moving operation as a decontaminantfor land areas, it was evident from the bull-dozing operations following the fifth shot that when contamination is confined to the top several inches of earth, removing the layer of contaminated earth is very efficacious in reducing the radiation field.
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