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Nevada Test Site

Nevada Test Site The Nevada Test Site, located near Las Vegas, Nevada, is a massive outdoor laboratory. Nuclear weapon testing was conducted at the site from 1945 to 1992. Since then, the site has been used for emergency response training, hazardous chemical spill testing, waste management and environmental technology studies.1

Publications from NIOSH studies done at the Nevada Test Site

The health effects of downsizing in the nuclear industry: findings at the Nevada Test Site. (2000) Final Report; 142 pg.

Medical screening programs available to workers

Building Trades National Medical Screening Program
External link:
To learn more, call 1-800-866-9663

Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP)
External link:
To learn more, call 513-367-1333


1. Department of Energy Nevada Test Site External link:

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Page last updated: March 31, 2011
Page last reviewed: March 31, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies