Accession Number:

AD0405713

Title:

THE RECOVERY AND RESTORATION OF METROPOLITAN WATER WORKS FOLLOWING NUCLEAR WAR ATTACK

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ENGINEERING-SCIENCE INC ARCADIA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

The effects of nuclear weapons and radioactive fallout on waterworks facilities and operations the response to these forces and the countermeas ures to provide the capability for recovery have been considered. The effect forces of disaster may have on each of the units of a metropolitan water supply system and the response of the unit to such a condition are studied. Applicable measures of repair andor decontamination of such units and the effect of an interruption in the supply of water from the source facility, or change in quality rendering it unusable, was considered as well as the effect a decrease in waterworks operating personnel might have on the over-all operation. The scaling of the forces of disaster included both minimum conditions likely to result in a significant effect on the system, and a maximum condition just short of complete destruction of the entire system. Procedures for use of alternate facilities have been considered for the event that portions of a system experience damage to an extent precluding repair under emergency conditions. Operations have been grouped into the following time sequence of events preparatory phase advance preparation tension phase alert - buttoning-up attack and shelter phase personnel protection sur vival phase emergency operations recovery phase emergency restoration and reconstruction phase system reconstruction.

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE