Re: Nevada Test Site Fallout

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Posted by NoKarma4U on March 03, 2002 at 01:04:08:

In Reply to: Re: Nevada Test Site Fallout posted by dustyfart on March 01, 2002 at 21:21:29:


Did a little searching through one of the reports on the DOE site you forwarded ("Radiological Effluents Released from U.S. Continental Tests 1961 Through 1992" in PDF format). Now there's some pleasant reading for you. Things look fairly rosy based upon the report findings. The report documents no detectable concentrations associated with nuclear tests in air samples collected in areas west of the Death Valley Junction area, or south of the Barstow area. I searched the report for occurrences of "Barstow", "Death Valley", "Panamint", "Lone Pine", and "Owens" to see if there was any mentions of fallout in these areas.

Of course, the first section of the report was titled "DISCLAIMER" which mentioned something about no warranties, no guaranties, and no responsibility for accuracy and so on and so forth. There is also little mention of specific sampling and monitoring protocols used (e.g. when samples were collected, how they were collected, what altitudes, etc.). I'm sure there are better studies out there, but this is a fairly interesting and comprehensive document. Thanks for the tip and the light reading ;-)

Huntington Beach, CA

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