EEOICPA Project Shoal

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 Project Shoal Nuclear Explosion Site, Fallon Nevada

 

Alba CraftProject Shoal

Shoal is a DOE site from 1962-January 31, 1964 so workers are eligible to file for Part B and Part E compensation.

Project Shoal was an underground nuclear test explosion which was part of a program designed to improve the United States' ability to detect, identify, and locate underground nuclear explosions. The Shoal test was conducted to determine the behavior and characteristics of seismic signals generated by nuclear explosions in specific geological formations and to differentiate them from seismic signals generated by earthquakes.

Construction for this shot began in late 1962. The shot was fired on October 10, 1963. Post-shot drilling began October 28, 1963; drilling and sampling of one vertical bore hole was completed on December 20, 1963. Reopening and sampling the USBM#1 bore hole was completed on January 15, 1964. Site deactivation of the Shoal Project began on October 28, 1963 and rollup was completed by January 31, 1964.

Project Shoal was and underground nuclear test done on October 26, 1963 as part of the Vela Uniform program to detect nuclear explosions.  It was located within the Sand Springs Range about 30 miles south east of Fallon, Nevada. 

 

DOE

Legacy Management has a Project Shoal Fact Sheet and a webpage on Project Shoal.

DOL

DOL provides Part B and Part E statistics on the Project Shoal site as well as exposure information from their Site Exposure Matrix on Project Shoal.

NIOSH

NIOSH has statistics on dose reconstructions done for Project Shoal workers.

 

Other

  • Wikipedia has an article on Project Shoal.
  • The Wall Street Journal Waste Lands series provides information on Project Shoal.
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     Project Shoal Documents

  • Analysis of borehole-radar reflection logs from selected HC boreholes at the Project Shoal area, Churchill County, Nevada
  • Hydrologic Data and Evaluation for Model Validation Wells, MV-1, MV-2, and MV-3 near the Project Shoal Area
  • Streamlined approach for environmental restoration plan for corrective action unit 416, Mud Pit, Project Shoal Area
  • Groundwater Monitoring Report Project Shoal Area, Corrective Action Unit 447--2007
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     Photos courtesy of DOE and Library of Congress