Accession Number:

AD0611235

Title:

FIELD RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1958-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The project was conducted to provide orientation, instruction, and practical training in radiological defense technical operations associated with a fallout radiation field. Techniques employed were foot surveys, vehicle surveys, and aerial surveys utilizing standard FCDA radiation detection instruments and other equipment. During field exercises data were collected for the evaluation of the several monitoring techniques on the beta-gamma ratio and in support of the technical projects of Program 35 conducting decontamination studies and aerial survey techniques. The orientation program included briefings on the weapons testing program, scientific projects designed to improve the state of knowledge of the characteristics of fallout radiation, and the use of test results in radiological defense planning. The objectives of the training projects were fulfilled. The response of participants was favorable and participants recommended that the training projects be continued in future continental series.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE