Accession Number:

AD0611764

Title:

REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCAL PLANNING TO COVER HAZARDS OF FALLOUT. VOLUME 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., vol. 1

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES EAST INC NORWALK CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

The study concentrated upon developing effective plans for assigning shelters to population, and for bringing the population to the shelter. Two medium-sized towns in Connecticut, Stamford and Waterbury, were studied in detail. For each town, a study was made on the effectiveness of a number of plans of varying detail and complexity in getting people to shelter. In all plans it was assumed that enough traffic control would be set up to avoid blockages of traffic near shelters, and that the population would know to what shelter areas they had been assigned, and how they were supposed to get there. Two types of shelter assignment were made the first was by census tract, the second by individual location. In the first, people from shelter-poor census tracts were directed to shelter-rich census tracts, according to a linear programming method aimed at minimizing distance traveled. In the second, a similar method was used to assign people to actual buildings. Studies were made of various speeds of movement to shelter and their effects upon rate at which the population was sheltered. Planning problems associated with primary and secondary fires were given cursory examination.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Radiation Pollution and Control
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE