Project Rulison was a September 1969 underground nuclear
test used to determine the commercial feasibility of
extracting natural gas by nuclear explosion as part of the
Plowshare Program under Atoms for Peace. Project
Rulison is 14 miles southwest of Rifle, Colorado.
Because this is a DOE site workers are eligible for Part B
and Part E claims.
DOE Legacy Management has a
Project Rulison webpage. Environmental Management
also has a
Project Rulison webpage.
Project Rulison statistics as well as a
Site Exposure Matrix.
NIOSH has done a few
dose reconstructions for Project Rulison. NIOSH
does not currently have any technical basis documents for
Project Rulison. There is no Special Exposure Cohort
for Project Rulison.
Wikipedia has an article on
Project Rulison Documents
Project Rulison Radiological Summary
Off-Site Radiological Safety Program for Project Rulison
Flaring, Phase 3
Annual Water Sampling and Analysis, Calendar Year
1998-Rulison, Rio Blanco, Faultless, Shoal, Gasbuggy, Gnome
Test Site Areas
Rulison: Post Shot Plans and Evaluations--1969
Evaluation of Potential Hazards from Tritium Water--1970
Radioactivity in Water: Project Rulison--1970
Project Rulison-Summary of Results and Analyses-1972
Calculational Techniques for Estimating Population Doses
from Radioactivity in Natural Gas from Nuclearly Stimulated
The Rulison Field Massive Hydraulic Fracturing
Project Rulison Well Plugging and Site Abandonment Final
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