TA-40 Brief Description

4.21.1 Site Description
DF Site at TA-40 [Table 4-19 and Figure 4-21 (index map of TA-40)] is used to develop special
detonators for initiating high-explosives systems. Fundamental and applied research includes
investigating phenomena associated with the physics of HE and research in rapid-shock-induced
reactions. The site is also used for investigating the physics and chemistry of detonators and
shock wave propagation. TA-40 is centrally located inside Laboratory boundaries, yet is well isolated
from populated areas and other Laboratory sites. The site is located at the end of Two Mile
Road on Two Mile Mesa and covers 68 acres (27.5 ha).


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