Regarding the Lunar Receiving Laboratory, in Sunburst and Luminary Don Eyles wrote in Debriefing (p.162 of 2019 edition):
...all this in case they had, against expectation, brought home some otherworldly microbe or other lunacy. For the doomsday case bulldozers were standing by to bury the laboratory under a mound of dirt, astronauts, staff and all.
I haven't found any other reference to this, and it seems to be contradicted by SP-368 Biomedical Results of Apollo, where the second point under "Quarantine Assumptions and Guidelines" is:
- The preservation of human life should take precedence over the maintenance of quarantine.
followed by the explanation:
Together, guidelines 1 and 2 provided the basis for the Lunar Quarantine Program; that is, although the probability that life existed on the moon was extremely low, the risk was sufficiently high that a quarantine program was justified. However, this risk was not considered great enough to permit an otherwise avoidable injury and/or loss of human life just to maintain the integrity of the program.
So is Eyles mistaken and there were no doomsday 'dozers (perhaps the idea was earlier floated?), or were situations envisaged where life wasn't sacrosanct (or might already have been lost)?