National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Calendar Year 1999

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Grossman, R. F. June 1, 2000.

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The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is operated by the US Department of Energy's Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV) as the site for nuclear weapons testing, now limited to readiness activities and experiments in support of the national Stockpile Stewardship Management Program. It is located in Nye County, Nevada, with the southeast corner about 105 km (65 mi) northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The NTS covers about 3,561 km{sup 2} (1,375 mi{sup 2}), an area larger than Rhode Island. Its size is about 46 to 56 km (28 to 35 mi) east to west and from 64 to 88 km (40 to 55 mi) north to south. The NTS is surrounded, except on the south side, by public exclusion areas (Nellis Air Force Range [NAFR]) that provide another 24 to 104 km (15 to 65 mi) between the NTS and public lands. The NTS is characterized by desert valley and Great Basin mountain topography, with a climate, flora, and fauna typical of the southwest deserts. Population density within 150 km (93 mi) of the NTS is only about 0.2 persons per square kilometer, excluding the Las Vegas area. Restricted access, low population density in the surrounding area, and extended wind transport times are advantageous factors for the activities conducted at the NTS. Surface waters are scarce on the NTS and there is great depth to slow-moving groundwater.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--442
  • Grant Number: AC08-96NV11718
  • DOI: 10.2172/764941 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 764941
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc716395

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Grossman, R. F. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Calendar Year 1999, report, June 1, 2000; Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc716395/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.