- Area 19
Area 19 is one of a number of nuclear test areas within the
Pahute Mesasection of the Nevada Test Site(NTS). Pahute Mesa is one of four major nuclear test regions within the (NTS) and it encompasses Area 19 and Area 20.
Both Area 19 and Area 20 were added to the NTS because of the
Partial Test Ban Treatyof 1963, which ended atmospheric nuclear testing. Pahute Mesa was seen as an ideal area to practice underground testing because deeper shafts could be drilled in the rocky mesa. [ [http://www.nv.doe.gov/library/publications/historical/DOENV_209_REV15.pdf US Department of Energy. Nevada Operations Office. "United States Nuclear Tests: July 1945 through September 1992" (December 2000)] ]
Area 19 was the site of 36 tests, including high yield ones greater than one megaton in size. Tests were conducted at Area 19 from 1966 to 1992.
*Chartreuse and Halfbeak,
*Stinger, Scroll and Rickey,
*Mast and Camembert,
*Inlet, Muenster, Estuary and Pool,
*Backbeach, Fondutta and Panir,
*Emmenthal and Sheepshead,
*Serpa and Harzer,
*Hosta and Nebbiolo,
*Tierra and Towanda,
*Cybar, Galveston and Labquark,
*Alamo and Kearsarge,
*Houston and Bexar,
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