Turning Points in Containment of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Underground Nuclear Tests

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Sometime in 1987 Billy Hudson, a long-time LLNL Containment Scientist and the Task Leader for Containment Diagnostics, put together a presentation entitled ''Turning Points in Containment''. This presentation identifies challenges, lessons learned, and changes made in containment practice over a 20-year period, from 1967-1987. Besides providing a significant historical summary, the presentation is valuable as we maintain a position of readiness 14 years after the last underground nuclear detonation. It is particularly valuable to personnel who are new to the program and have no first-hand experience in implementing underground nuclear test containment for actual tests. We now view this material ... continued below

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Hudson, B C; Rambo, J T; Pawloski, G A & Burkhard, N R November 21, 2006.

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Sometime in 1987 Billy Hudson, a long-time LLNL Containment Scientist and the Task Leader for Containment Diagnostics, put together a presentation entitled ''Turning Points in Containment''. This presentation identifies challenges, lessons learned, and changes made in containment practice over a 20-year period, from 1967-1987. Besides providing a significant historical summary, the presentation is valuable as we maintain a position of readiness 14 years after the last underground nuclear detonation. It is particularly valuable to personnel who are new to the program and have no first-hand experience in implementing underground nuclear test containment for actual tests. We now view this material as a unique containment summary with timeless importance. We envision this report to be particularly useful to new Containment Program members and anyone interested in the history of underground nuclear test containment practices. We believe that the Barnwell test, detonated in 1989, would have been added to this summary if Billy Hudson had the opportunity to update the presentation. We have chosen to add a few slides to the end of the original presentation to describe the issues and lessons learned from Barnwell.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-226342
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/900182 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 900182
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc877844

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Hudson, B C; Rambo, J T; Pawloski, G A & Burkhard, N R. Turning Points in Containment of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Underground Nuclear Tests, report, November 21, 2006; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc877844/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.