Area 2 (Nevada National Security Site)

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Area 2 within the Nevada Test Site.

Area 2 is a division of the Nevada Test Site in the Mojave Desert. The area is located 18 miles south-east of Area 51.

Area 2 was the site of 144 tests comprising 169 detonations.[1] Shot "Gabbs", intended for 1993, was abandoned in place.[2]



  1. ^ U.S. Department of Energy / Nevada Operations Office, United States Nuclear Tests - July 1945 through September 1992, December 2000, DOE/NV--209-REV 15
  2. ^ National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office, Nevada Test Site Guide, March 2005, DOE/NV-715 Rev 1