Accession Number:

ADA995421

Title:

Discussion of Radiological Hazards Associated with a Continental Test Site for Atomic Bombs Based on Notes of Meetings Held at Los Alamos 1 August 1950,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1950-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This study considers that a tower-burst bomb, having a yield of 25 kilotons, could be detonated without exceeding the allowed emergency tolerance dose of 6 - 12 r outside a 180 deg test area sector 100 miles in radius. The degree of conservation could be checked with such a small bomb and the hazard associated with larger weapons could then be more realistically assessed.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE