The Nuclear Testing Archive (NTA) Public Reading Facility offers “one-stop shopping” for information relating to nuclear testing in the United Sates, with more than 375,000 documents available to the public.
The Public Reading Facility is operated by the NTA and NSTec for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office.
In addition to historical documents, records, and data relating to the U.S. nuclear testing program, the NTA Public Reading Facility features information on:
· Environmental monitoring
· Detection and measurement of radioactive fallout
· Health effects of radiation
· Human radiation experiments
· Related scientific and technical studies, reports, and publications
The NTA Public Reading Facility provides the public with computers for research and online access to the NTA document collection via OpenNet, a DOE database containing bibliographic data for declassified and publicly available documents (https://www.osti.gov/opennet).
Also available at the Public Reading Facility:
Historical nuclear weapons test films for viewing and for sale on DVDs;
Newspaper articles and press releases;
and Fact Sheets.
The NTA Public Reading Facility is located in the Frank H. Rogers Science and Technology Building on the Desert Research Institute campus, just east of the Las Vegas Strip.
This building also has the National Atomic Testing Museum, www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate that provides a view into the nuclear testing era featuring first-person narratives, interactive elements, multi-media presentations, and various exhibits. The NTA’s historical nuclear monitoring instrument collection is on loan and currently displayed at the National Atomic Testing Museum.
NTA Public Reading Facility
Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays)
755C E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119