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,
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
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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.