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Amchitka and nuclear testing

Dick Smith

Amchitka and nuclear testing

by Dick Smith

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College in [Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDick Smith, ... [et al.].
Series[Problem series], Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
The Physical Object
Pagination[23] leaves ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13634151M
OCLC/WorldCa56793661

Amchitka (ămchĭt`kə), island, 40 mi (64 km) long, in the Rat group of the Aleutian Islands, W Alaska. It was a site in and for the underground detonation of nuclear devices, its small population having been relocated. In the s, radiation from the test . Amchitka Island was one of the DOE sites slated for “closure” (i.e., completion of environmental management) in the fall of , and in it was moved to the Office of Legacy Management. Three underground nuclear tests were detonated on Amchitka Island (51°N lat; °E long) from to Cited by: 8.

The U.S. first planned to begin nuclear testing on Amchitka in , but these tests were cancelled due to a media leak and fear of the effects of radiation. Nuclear scientists, geologists, seismologists, and ecologists substantiated these fears after the first, successful underground explosion, which took place in On the Aleutian Island of Amchitka, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission detonated three nuclear blasts between and , including the United States’ largest underground nuclear test, the five megaton Cannikin test which was .

In , the AEC drilled a hole 4, feet deep into the rock of Amchitka and set off the Milrow nuclear test. The one megaton blast was 10 times as powerful as Long Shot. Other articles where Amchitka is discussed: Greenpeace: nuclear testing at Amchitka Island in Alaska. The loose-knit organization quickly attracted support from ecologically minded individuals and began undertaking campaigns seeking, among other goals, the protection of endangered whales and seals from hunting, the cessation of the dumping of toxic chemical and radioactive .


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" Amchitka and the Bomb reconstructs thoroughly the decision by the Atomic Energy Commission to use Amchitka Island in the Aleutians as a test site for nuclear missile weaponry utterly disregarding the fact that the island was a wildlife by: Amchitka and the Bomb tells a harrowing story of the struggle of private citizens and small environmental groups to counter the weight of the federal government.

It adds immeasurably to. Dean Kohlhoff's manuscript on the nuclear history of Alaska is detailed and thoroughly researched (the End Notes section of the book is nearly 40 pages long).

The writing is generally academic and, occasionally, it comes off a little bit dry/5. Amchitka and the bomb: nuclear testing in Alaska. [Dean Kohlhoff] -- From throughthe US set off three underground atomic blasts in the remote wilderness of the Aleutian islands off the coast of Alaska.

Detailing how these nuclear explosions were planned Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. In Amchitka and the Bomb: Nuclear Testing in Alaska, author Dean Kohlkoff recounts the history and politics of these often forgotten nuclear tests. The book begins with a brief history of the Aleutian Islands, including Amchitka.

After surviving as a battle zone during World War II, these islands then became the focus of the Cold War. Buy Amchitka and the Bomb: Nuclear Testing in Alaska by Dean Kohlhoff (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday /5(3). Ensure the people of Alaska will not suffer adverse impacts to their health, or the environment due to the legacy of the underground nuclear testing carried out at Amchitka Island, Alaska, now or in the future. Former Amchitka Airport Tower, Amchitka Island, Alaska.

Reports prepared in response to concerns about Amchitka Island. Amchitka Island–employees who were employed before January 1,on Amchitka Island, Alaska and were exposed to ionizing radiation in the performance of duty related to the Long Shot, Milrow, or Cannikin underground nuclear tests.

Note: The SEC was established by the Act. Amchitka Island was one of the classes that Congress included when. Amchitka and the Bomb tells a harrowing story of the struggle of private citizens and small environmental groups to counter the weight of the federal government.

It adds immeasurably to our understanding of the nuclear history of the United States. Cannikin was the largest underground nuclear test ever conducted by the United States—so large that of it comprised 14 percent of the total yield of all underground nuclear tests in US history.

The blast registered a on the Richter scale and caused a subsidence crater over a mile wide and 60 feet deep, which filled with water and. A struggle began to make Amchitka veterans eligible for the same programs the other nuclear workers were receiving.

Don Weber of the Laborers' local and others researched old records to. In the s, the Atomic Energy Commission investigated Amchitka as a potential nuclear test site but found it wanting. Later developments renewed government interest in. Buy the Hardcover Book Amchitka and the Bomb: Nuclear Testing in Alaska by Dean W.

Kohlhoff atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. More than a quarter-century has now passed since the United States set off the last of three underground atomic blasts in the remote wilderness of the.

Threc underground nuclear tests were conducted on Amchitka Island, Alaska, in, and The effects of the Long Shot, Milrow, and Cannikin tests on the environment were extensively investigated during and following the detonations, and the area continues to be monitored today.

Together with the Atomic Energy Commission, the DoD began assessing Amchitka for use as part of the Vela Uniform tests topic from wiki. Underground Nuclear Testing: Cold War era activities on Amchitka included a White Alice Communications Site () and underground nuclear testing including the Longshot (), Milrow () and Cannikin Projects ().

At nearly five megatons, the Cannikin blast was the largest underground nuclear test ever performed by the United States.

Protest in Vancouver BC in against nuclear bomb test on Amchitka Island in Alaska, part of a wave of protests across Canada August 4, New Cold War MENU.

Inthe AEC drilled a hole 4, feet deep into the rock of Amchitka and set off the Milrow nuclear test. The one megaton blast was 10 times as powerful as Long Shot. The AEC called it a. The second nuclear test, named Milrow, was a weapons-related test conducted in as a means to study the feasibility of detonating a much larger device.

Cannikin, the third nuclear test on Amchitka, was a weapons-related test detonated in The Amchitka Island, Alaska, Biological Monitoring Report Sampling Results is available on.

Environmental Sampling Plan for the Amchitka, Alaska, Site and Adak Island Sampling Event LMS/AMC/S April Alternatives Analysis Amchitka Island Mud Pit Cap Repair, Amchitka, Alaska LMS/AMC/S January Subsurface Completion Report for Amchitka Underground Nuclear Test Sites: Long Shot, Milrow, and Cannikin:.

Cannikin was an underground nuclear weapons test performed on November 6,on Amchitka island, Alaska, by the United States Atomic Energy Commission.

The experiment, part of the Operation Grommet nuclear test series, tested the unique W71 warhead design for the LIM Spartan anti-ballistic missile. October 2, Live From Amchitka! Milrow was one of three nuclear bomb tests conducted in Alaska.

At 1 MT, it was the second largest. The largest was Cannikin at 5 Megatons. You can see more. Cold War era activities on Amchitka included a White Alice Communications Site () and underground nuclear testing including the Longshot (), Milrow () and Cannikin Projects ().

At nearly five megatons, the Cannikin blast was the largest underground nuclear test ever performed by the United States.