Accession Number:

AD0611238

Title:

MEASURING AND MONITORING TRAINING EXERCISE: FOODSTUFFS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1959-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A field-training course was conducted in areas contaminated by radioactive fallout. Information was acquired on methods of measuring and monitoring fallout with portable and laboratory equipment and on methods of decontamination from study and actual participation in the shots of Operation Plumbbob from April through June 29. Participation consisted in dry runs and actual runs under shot conditions. There were two types of runs. One consisted in the placement under fallout and later pick-up of fallout-collecting stations and -recording devices. The other consisted in the placement under fallout and later collection of foodstuffs. Each operation was followed by laboratory determinations of the amount of fallout contamination. Decontamination of the fallout-collecting stations was carried out to recover all the fallout material possible for further study. Decontamination of foodstuffs was carried out to test the feasibility of such types of operation only.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE