Operation Buster-Jangle, the first U.S. nuclear field test conducted with live troops only 6 miles from the blast at the Nevada Test Site.
The Nevada Test Site has a dense history that begins on December 18, 1950 when President Harry Truman authorized what was then called the “Nevada Proving Ground.” It wasn’t until 1955 that the site’s name was changed to “Nevada Testing Site,” and more land was acquired sporadically until the year 2000. It now spans around 1,360-square-miles, larger than the state of Rhode Island. It is no longer used as a nuclear testing site, however, it is still used by the U.S. for national security needs.
Underground testing at the Nevada Test Site, photo from onlinenevada.org
This led to underground testing becoming more common, especially at the Nevada Test Site, where 828 underground tests have been completed. Operation Julin was the last group of tests at the Nevada Testing Site. It was a group of 7 nuclear tests completed and the last before the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed, prohibiting nuclear weapon test explosions.
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