EEOICPA Project Gnome

Documents, EPA, NIOSH, DOL, DOE

Video 1 title

This is an example of a Vimeo video, just edit the change the video link, edit the title and this description and if you like, you can also link the continue button to a web page....

Video 2 title

This is an example of a Vimeo video, just edit the change the video link, edit the title and this description and if you like, you can also link the continue button to a web page....

Video 3 title

This is an example of a Vimeo video, just edit the change the video link, edit the title and this description and if you like, you can also link the continue button to a web page....

Video 4 title

This is an example of a Vimeo video, just edit the change the video link, edit the title and this description and if you like, you can also link the continue button to a web page....

 Manhattan Project Badge

Help for EEOICPA claimants

 
Bookmark and Share
follow EECAP on facebook tweet EECAP EECAP YouTube Channel
get in touch

 Project Gnome, Carlsbad New Mexico

 

GnomeProject Gnome

Project Gnome Nuclear Explosion Site is a DOE facility for July 1, 1960 to June 1962 so workers are eligible to file both Part B and Part E claims.

The Project Gnome Test site was the location of one of the nuclear test explosions conducted as part of the part of the AEC's Plowshare program, which was initiated in 1957 to develop peaceful (industrial and scientific) applications for nuclear explosives. Shaft excavation began July 1, 1960. In December 10, 1961, Shot Gnome, a 3 kiloton yield nuclear device, was detonated in an underground shaft to identify the effects and products of an underground nuclear explosion in a salt medium. The shot vented some radioactivity into the atmosphere. Reentry activities were completed in June 1962.

Project Gnome nuclear explosion took place on December 10, 1961 near Carlsbad, New Mexico and was the first of the Atoms for Peace nuclear tests. 

 

DOE

DOE Legacy Management has a webpage on Project Gnome.

 

DOL

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

NIOSH

NIOSH has done several dose reconstructions for Project Gnome but has no technical basis documents for the the site.  No Special Exposure Cohort applications have been filed.

Other

  • Wikipedia has an article on Project Gnome.
  • The Wall Street Waste Land series provides information on Project Gnome.
  •  

     Project Gnome Documents

  • Chemical Effects of High Explosive Shock Waves on Various Compounds which Occur in the Gnome Containment Medium--1962
  • The Environment Created by a Nuclear Explosion in Salt--1964
  • Gnome site decontamination and decommissioning project--1982
  • Scoping calculations for groundwater transport of tritium from the Gnome Site, New Mexico--1994
  • Evaluation of the radionuclide tracer test conducted at the project Gnome Underground Nuclear Test Site, New Mexico--1996
  • Assessment of hydrologic transport of radionuclides from the Gnome underground nuclear test site, New Mexico--1996
  • 2010 Groundwater Monitoring and Inspection Report Gnome-Coach Site, New Mexico
  •  

     

    back to top

     Photos courtesy of DOE and Library of Congress