The San Bruno Federal Records Center holds a variety of records that may pertain to U.S. nuclear testing fallout. Among the more important files in the center are those of the U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory (NRDL) in San Francisco for the 1944-1958 period in Record Group 181, records of naval districts and shore establishments. The same record group also includes Pacific area weather maps and charts for the years 1955-1962. In the past year, NARA destroyed 88 feet of this map collection. The remaining 132 cubic feet of this collection are presently under review for further destruction. An HAI review of 135 cubic feet of NRDL records was completed in 1986 and 8 cubic feet was selected for the CIC. In 1991, HAI screened an additional 12 cubic feet before funding limitations curtailed our efforts.
Early records of the San Francisco Field Office of the Atomic Energy Commission also are at the center in Record Group 326, records of the Department of Energy. These documents include radiation exposure doses of personnel from 1952-1954, historical project correspondence from 1952-1969, and 1940s records of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley, California. The San Francisco Field Office of the Department of Energy retains custody of these papers, and those wishing to examine these documents may seek permission from the records manager at San Francisco.
Investigators must secure written permission from the Naval Data Automation Command in order to see the NRDL records.
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|RG 181: U.S. Naval Radio logical Defense Laboratory
|RG 181: U.S. Navy Weather Maps and Charts
| San Francisco Field Office Exposure Dose Records for 1952-1954
For Record Group 181
San Bruno Federal Records Center
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
For Record Group 326
U.S. Department of Energy
San Francisco Field Office
Oakland, CA 94612
Program Manager for Records Disposal Management
Naval Data Automation Command
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, D.C. 20374
(202) 433-4217HAI COLLECTION EFFORT
(volume in cubic feet)
|SENT TO CIC
* At the close of HAI's contract these documents were still out for classification review by other agencies. HAI has left instructions for processing these documents with the DOE History Division.