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Encyclopedia > Operation Emery

Operation Emery was a series of twelve nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site.


These explosions occurred after the Mandrel series and before Grommet.


The ‘’’Baneberry’’ blast was notable for the three million curies of radiation that escaped through cracks in the ground. This was the “dirtiest” acknowledged American nuclear test.


The individual tests of this series were:

Emery Test Blasts
Test Name Date Location Yield Note
Tijeras 14 October, 1970 July 1965 Nevada Test Site about 94 kilotons  
(Unknown) 28 October, 1970 July 1965 Nevada Test Site (Unknown)  
Abeytas 5 November, 1970 July 1965 Nevada Test Site about 11 kilotons  
(Unknown) 19 November, 1970 July 1965 Nevada Test Site (Unknown)  
Artesia 16 December, 1970 July 1965 Nevada Test Site 20-200 kilotons  
Cream 16 December, 1970 July 1965 Nevada Test Site <20 kilotons  
Carpetbag 17 December, 1970 July 1965 Nevada Test Site 220 kilotons  
Baneberry 19 December, 1970 July 1965 Nevada Test Site 10 kilotons See text
Embudo 16 June, 1971 July 1965 Nevada Test Site 18 kilotons  
Laguna 23 June, 1971 July, 1965 Nevada Test Site 10 kilotons  
Harebell 24 June, 1971 July, 1965 Nevada Test Site about 10 kilotons  
Camphor 29 June, 1971 July, 1965 Nevada Test Site <20 kilotons  

 
 

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