Icecap; Nevada Test Site History DOE/NV - - 1212
Las Vegas, NV: National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office, Office of Public Affairs, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Illustrations and text on both sides. The Nevada Test Site was the primary testing location of American nuclear devices from 1951 to 1992; 928 announced nuclear tests occurred there. Of those, 828 were underground. (Sixty-two of the underground tests included multiple, simultaneous nuclear detonations, adding 93 detonations and bringing the total number of NTS nuclear detonations to 1,021, of which 921 were underground.) The site is covered with subsidence craters from the testing. The NTS was the United States' primary location for tests smaller than 1 Mt (4.2 PJ). 126 tests were conducted elsewhere, including most larger tests. Many of these occurred at the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands. The last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada Test Site was "Little Feller I" of Operation Sunbeam, on July 17, 1962. Icecap would have been a joint United States - United Kingdom underground nuclear test planned for 1993. Icecap would have been the 929th nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. Icecap was scheduled in the 20 to 150 kiloton range. The blast would have vaporized the diagnostic rack and melted the rock around it. There were a total of 24 joint tests at the Nevada Test Site. The Icecap emplacement tower remains in Area 1 at the Nevada Test Site. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Nevada Test Site, Atomic Energy, Joint U.S.-U.K. Test, Underground Nuclear Test, Icecap, Mutual Defense Agreement, Nuclear Device