Accession Number:

ADA009435

Title:

Assessment and Control of the Transoceanic Fallout Threat

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

The report presents magnitude estimates of the transoceanic fallout threat to the United States from nuclear wars conducted by foreign opponents on the Asian Mainland. If precipitation occurs when the nuclear cloud from an Asian nuclear war passes over the United States, hazardous deposits of transoceanic fallout could result. The fallout threat from such an event is delineated in terms of external doses and internal organ doses that are derived from the inhalation of airborne activity and the ingestion of contaminated food and water, and in terms of the effect of these exposure doses on the health of the population. The report also covers feasible countermeasures for reducing the exposure doses and necessary preparations to cope with the possible hazards.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE