In situ radiological surveying at the Double Tracks site, Nellis Air Force Range, Tonopah, Nevada

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A team from the Remote Sensing Laboratory conducted a series of in situ radiological measurements at the Double Tracks site on the Nellis Air Force Range just east of Goldfield, Nevada, during the periods of April 10-13 and June 5-9, 1995. The survey team measured the terrestrial gamma radiation at the site to determine the levels of natural and man-made radiation. This site includes the areas covered by previous surveys conducted from 1962 through 1993. The main purpose of the first expedition was to assess several new techniques for characterizing sites with dispersed plutonium. The two purposes of the second ... continued below

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Riedhauser, S.R. & Tipton, W.J. April 1, 1996.

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A team from the Remote Sensing Laboratory conducted a series of in situ radiological measurements at the Double Tracks site on the Nellis Air Force Range just east of Goldfield, Nevada, during the periods of April 10-13 and June 5-9, 1995. The survey team measured the terrestrial gamma radiation at the site to determine the levels of natural and man-made radiation. This site includes the areas covered by previous surveys conducted from 1962 through 1993. The main purpose of the first expedition was to assess several new techniques for characterizing sites with dispersed plutonium. The two purposes of the second expedition were to characterize the distribution of transuranic contamination (primarily plutonium) at the site by measuring the gamma rays from americium-241 and to assess the performance of the two new detector platforms. Both of the new platforms performed well, and the characterization of the americium-241 activity at the site was completed. Several plots compare these ground-based system measurements and the 1993 aerial data. The agreement is good considering the systems are characterized and calibrated through independent means. During the April expedition, several methods for measuring the depth distribution of americium-241 in the field were conducted as a way of quickly and reliably obtaining depth profiles without the need to wait for laboratory analysis. Two of the methods were not very effective, but the results of the third method appear very promising.

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  • Other: DE97001088
  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--013
  • Grant Number: AC08-96NV11718;AC08-93NV11265
  • DOI: 10.2172/395665 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 395665
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688243

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Riedhauser, S.R. & Tipton, W.J. In situ radiological surveying at the Double Tracks site, Nellis Air Force Range, Tonopah, Nevada, report, April 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688243/: accessed April 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.