NEVADA TEST SITE
A unique national resource, the Nevada National Security Site is a massive outdoor
laboratory and national experimental center that cannot be duplicated. Larger than the state of Rhode Island, approximately 1,375 square miles, the Nevada National Security Site is one of the largest restricted access areas in the United States. The remote site is surrounded by thousands of additional acres of land withdrawn from the public domain for use as a protected wildlife range and for a military gunnery range, creating an un-populated land area comprising some 5,470 square miles.
Established as the Atomic Energy Commission’s on-continent proving ground, the Nevada National Security Site has seen more than four decades of nuclear weapons testing. Since the nuclear weapons testing moratorium in 1992 and under the direction of the Department of Energy (DOE), test site use has diversified into many other programs such as hazardous chemical spill testing, emergency response training, conventional weapons testing, and waste management and environmental technology studies.
Located within the boundaries of the Nevada National Security Site, the base camp of Mercury has many of the amenities found in a typical small town. Housing, medical services, fire protection, law enforcement and security, and a cafeteria are all on site. There are more than 1,100 buildings valued at more than $700 million. There is housing for more than 1,200; offices, laboratories, warehouses, and training facilities; a hospital, post office, fire station, and sheriff ’s substation; and a large motor pool complete with repair facilities.
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Your closest office is located at:
2810 W Charleston Blvd, Suite 80
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm