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 Legacy Management has a webpage on Project Gnome.
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.