Above-Ground Nuclear Blast Resources
- Main Page
- Frequent Questions
- What You Can Do
- How We Prepare
- How We Respond
- Protective Action Guides
- Homeland Security
- Related Links
Below are additional sources of information about above-ground nuclear weapons testing.
On this page:
National Cancer Institute report focusing on estimated exposures and thyroid doses to the American population from iodine-131 in fallout from atmospheric nuclear testing in Nevada.
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection photos of nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site.
Effects on Southern Utah
Utah Department of Environmental Quality information about the impacts of radioactive fallout on southern Utah.
Report Fact Sheet
Observations and interpretations by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research on the Progress Report to Congress, A Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences to the American Population of Nuclear Weapons Tests conducted by the United States and other Nations.
Test Site History
Historical perspective on the Nevada Test Site provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Also of interest:
Department of Energy Russian Health Effects Study
Established in 1994 to assess worker and public health risks from radiation exposure resulting from nuclear weapons production activities in the former Soviet Union.
of the Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System"
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, Alabama. September 1983. [EPA 520/5-83-024].
EPA Assessment of Fallout in the United States from Atmospheric Nuclear Testing on September 26 and November 17, 1976 by the People's Republic of China" (PDF),(134 pp, 5,202 K [about pdf format]) Strong, Ann B., Smith, J. Michael (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, Alabama). (August 1977). [EPA-520/5-77-002, 22 Jan. 2004]
Historical Summary of Strontium in Milk Surrounding the New Jersey/New York Metropolitan Area." EPA National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory. (2001)
Oklahoma Geological Survey Observatory Catalog of Nuclear Explosions Last modified July 14, 1998. Last accessed May 5, 2002
Projected Dose Commitment from Fallout Contamination in Milk Resulting from the 1976 Chinese Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Test,Health Physics, 40. Pages 741-744. Simpson, R. E., Shuman, F.G.D., Baratta, E. J. and Tanner, J. T. (1981).