The amounts of “material unaccounted for” were classified by the AEC.
One fast look at the map showed that the explosion was well north of the AEC testing ground limits.
Ten miles south, the leading AEC disaster truck stopped behind the six-strand fence blocking the range road.
They crawled in on hands and knees, the AEC man pushing his bag before him.
A mile east, the rest of the AEC convoy had arrived and halted in a huge fan of vehicles, parked a safe distance from the crater.
He ordered a test set up for the brown fluid for the following morning and then took a call from the AEC commissioner.
"It apparently was a very small bomb, colonel," one of the haggard AEC men offered timidly.