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PROJECT TRINITY

1945 1946

by

Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer

United States Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Tests Nuclear Test Personnel Review

Prepared by the Defense Nuclear Agency as Executive Agency for the Department of Defense

Destroy this report when it is no longer needed. Do not return to sender.

PLEASE NOITIFY THE DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY, ATTN: STTI, WASINGTON D.C. 20305, IF YOUR ADDRESS IS INCORRECT, IF YOU WISH TO BE DELETED FROM THE DISTRIBUTION LIST, OR IF THE ADDRESSEE IS NO LONGER EMPLOYED BY YOUR ORGANIZATION.

Since declassified

CONTENTS:

LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE FACT SHEET PREFACE

CHAPTERS:

1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Historical Background of Project TRINITY 1.2 The Project TRINITY Site 1.3 The Project TRINITY Organization 1.4 Military and Civilian Participants in Project TRINITY

2 THE ACTIVITIES AT PROJECT TRINITY 2.1 Preshot Activities 2.2 Detonation and Postshot Activities 2.3 Activities after 16 July 1945

3 RADIATION PROTECTION AT PROJECT TRINITY 3.1 Organization 3.2 Site Monitoring Group 3.3 Offsite Monitoring Group

4 DOSIMETRY ANALYSIS OF PARTICIPANTS IN PROJECT TRINITY 4.1 Film Badge Records 4.2 Gamma Radiation Exposure

REFERENCE LIST

LIST OF FIGURES

1 1 Location of Alamogordo Bombing Range 1 2 TRINITY Site and Major Installations 1 3 Tent Used as Guard Post at Project TRINITY 1 4 Truck Used as Guard Post at Project TRINITY 1 5 Organization of Project TRINITY 2 1 The TRINITY Shot tower 2 2 The TRINITY Detonation, 0530 Hours, 16 July 1945 2 3 The South Shelter (Control Point) 2 4 Inside One of the Shelters 2 5 The Base Camp, Headquarters for Project TRINITY 2 5 The Base Camp, Headquarters for Project TRINITY 2 6 Project TRINITY Personnel Wearing Protective Clothing 2 7 "JUMBO" after the TRINITY Detonation

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

The following abbreviations and acronyms are used in this volume:

AEC Atomic Energy Commission DOD Department of Defense LASL Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory MAUD [Committee for the] Military Application of Uranium Detonation MED Manhattan Engineer District R/h roentgens per hour UTM Universal Transverse Mercator

REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF THIS PAGE (When Data Entered): UNCLASSIFIED

1. REPORT NUMBER: DNA 6028F 2. GOVT ACCESSION NO.: 3. RECIPIENT'S CATALOG NUMBER: 4. TITLE (and Subtitle): PROJECT TRINITY 1945 1946 5. TYPE OF REPORT & PERIOD COVERED: Final Report 6. PERFORMING ORG. REPORT NUMBER: JRB 2 816 03 423 00 7. AUTHOR(S): Carl Maag, Steve Rorer 8. CONTRACT OR GRANT NUMBER(S): DNA 001 79 C 0473 9. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS: JRB Associates 8400 Westpark Drive McLean, Virginia 22102 10. PROGRAM ELEMENT. PROJECT, TASK AREA & WORK UNIT NUMBERS: Subtask U99QAXMK506 08 11. CONTROLLING OFFICE NAME AND ADDRESS: Director Defense Nuclear Agency Washington, D.C. 20305 12. REPORT DATE: 15 December 1982 13. NUMBER OF PAGES: 76 14. MONITORING AGENCY NAME & ADDRESS(if different from Controlling Office): 15. SECURITY CLASS. (of this report): UNCLASSIFIED 15a. DECLASSIFICATION/DOWNGRADING SCHEDULE: N/A Since UNCLASSIFIED 16. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT (of this Report): Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. 17. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT (of the abstract entered In Block 20, If different from Report): 18. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES: This work was sponsored by the Defense Nuclear Agency under RDT&E RMSS Code B350079464 U99QAXMK50608 H2590D. For sale by National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.

The Defense Nuclear Agency Action Officer, Lt. Col. H. L. Reese, USAF, under whom this work was done, wishes to acknowledge the research and editing contribution of numerous reviewers in the military services and other organizations in addition to those writers listed in block 7... Continue reading book >>




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