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CX-011714: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Lightning Mapping Array Project
CX(s) Applied: A8, A9, B3.1, B1.24
Date: 12/27/2013
Location(s): Texas
Offices(s): Pantex Site Office

The Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) project would install eight sensors, on tripods, to detect the electrical activity in the area surrounding the Pantex Plant. The advantage of the LMA system, besides providing redundancy without existing Lightning Location and Protection System (LLPS), is that it could predict cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, based on electrical activity of the cloud, before they occur. Permanent installation on concrete pads may be a later option.