FALLOUT PROTECTION FOR AM TRANSMITTER OPERATORS. A STUDY OF THE SELECTION OF STATIONS TO BE PROTECTED
TECHNICAL OPERATIONS INC BURLINGTON MA
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This report presents the initial results of a studysince redirected of the selection of AM radio transmitters for fallout protection. Although an actual selection is not made, those factors, which should be considered in a selection and their interactions are examined. Visits were made to seven transmitter sites and the existing shelter factors at each of these sites were calculated. The possibilities of upgrading the existing shelter factors are discussed. In addition, the probabilities of blast destruction of each of 22 transmitters are calculated, listing of probable aiming points within the continental United States. It is concluded that the dissemination of Civil Defense information via AM broadcasting transmitters is quite feasible, but for a complete treatment of the problem, alternatives other than those contained within the scope of this report should be considered.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
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