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March 1998 5 4 TA and Facilities Descriptions Facility Hazard Categories
Table 4-7 identifies the facilities in TA-14 that fall into a facility hazard category because of the type
of operations performed in the facility. Nuclear Facility Hazard Categories
No buildings at TA-14 are categorized as nuclear facilities. Non-Nuclear Facility Hazard Categories
Seven of the facilities located at TA-14 are categorized L/ENS (Buildings 5, 6, 22, 23, 24, 34, 39;
Figure 4-9, Sheet 1). Toxic Gas Storage
The Toxic Gas Storage Building (Building 5) is a 375-ft2 (114-m2) structure used for storing toxic
gases used in experiments. No other materials are stored in this facility. Warehouse Building
The 666-ft2 (203-m2) warehouse building (Building 6) is a one-story frame structure in which materials
necessary for setting up experiments are stored. No explosives are allowed in this building;
however, it can store equipment that is contaminated by or suspected of being contaminated by
March 1998 5 5 TA and Facilities Descriptions Explosives Magazine
This 36-ft2 (11-m2) magazine (Building 22) is an earth-covered structure with thick walls constructed
of reinforced concrete. Only high-explosives materials are stored in this magazine; no
detonators are allowed to be stored at this location. Control Building
The 5,755-ft2 (1,754-m2) Control Building (Building 23) is one story and has thick, reinforced-concrete
exterior walls. It has four rooms: an instrument/control room, laboratory room, utility room,
and a makeup room. Only the explosives and materials necessary to prepare the test to be conducted
on a given day are permitted in Rooms 103 and 104, and no explosives are permitted in
the other two rooms. Ventilation hoods in Room 103 allow work with explosives and toxic or hazardous
materials. Explosives Magazine
This 8-ft2 (2.4-m2) explosives magazine (Building 24) is a small building with thick reinforced-concrete
walls, which is used primarily to store explosives, booster pellets, and detonators. A list of
allowable materials, with maximum limits, is posted at this facility. Bullet Test Facility
This facility (Building 34) is used for tests involving HE. Steel Tube Facility
This facility (Building 39) is used for tests involving HE. Nonhazardous Facilities
The seven remaining buildings are used for technical, instrumentation, physical support, and
general storage purposes.


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