Nevada Test Site

Arial view of the facility

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 pgpdf icon

Medical screening programs available to workers

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1. Department of Energy Nevada Test Siteexternal icon

Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009