Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2010, Attachment A: Site Description

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Introduction to the Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2010. Included are subsections that summarize the site’s geological, hydrological, climatological, and ecological setting and the cultural resources of the NNSS. The subsections are meant to aid the reader in understanding the complex physical and biological environment of the NNSS. An adequate knowledge of the site’s environment is necessary to assess the environmental impacts of new projects, design and implement environmental monitoring activities for current site operations, and assess the impacts of site operations on the public residing in the vicinity of the NNSS. The NNSS environment contributes to several key ... continued below

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C. Wills, ed. September 13, 2011.

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Introduction to the Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2010. Included are subsections that summarize the site’s geological, hydrological, climatological, and ecological setting and the cultural resources of the NNSS. The subsections are meant to aid the reader in understanding the complex physical and biological environment of the NNSS. An adequate knowledge of the site’s environment is necessary to assess the environmental impacts of new projects, design and implement environmental monitoring activities for current site operations, and assess the impacts of site operations on the public residing in the vicinity of the NNSS. The NNSS environment contributes to several key features of the site that afford protection to the inhabitants of adjacent areas from potential exposure to radioactivity or other contaminants resulting from NNSS operations. These key features include the general remote location of the NNSS, restricted access, extended wind transport times, the great depths to slow-moving groundwater, little or no surface water, and low population density. This attachment complements the annual summary of monitoring program activities and dose assessments presented in the main body of this report.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/25946--1305-ATT A
  • Grant Number: DE-AC52-06NA25946
  • DOI: 10.2172/1024339 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1024339
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc834813

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C. Wills, ed. Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2010, Attachment A: Site Description, report, September 13, 2011; Las Vegas, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc834813/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.