Army DU License Application for Clean Up of forgotten 1960s
M101 Davy Crockett Training Rounds.
Hawaiian activists have made a big deal about the Army's admission that it found that these Davy Crockett M101 training rounds with DU fins simulating the weight of the tactical nuclear weapon. They claim that the Army lied to them for years, but if you read this application, you will find that the Army basically forgot about ever having fired these training rounds in the 1960's. Then they found some in Hawaii and they filed an application with the NRC (which did not exist in the 1960's when these training rounds were lobbed into a firing range) to possess and clean up these rounds on firing ranges wherever they might be.
Operation Sun Beam, Shots Little Feller I and II: Project Officers Report-- Project 1.9 : Crater Size and Shape / A. D. Rooke, Jr., Project Officer ; J. N. Strange U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. 25 March 1965. - Washington, DC: Defense Nuclear agency.. 1985, - 49 s.
United States Nuclear Tests, July 1945 through September 1992.
U.S. Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office, DOE/NV--209-REV 15, December 2000.