Accession Number:

ADA022041

Title:

Alternative Ways of Providing Host Area Fallout Protection.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 74-Dec 75,

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK N C

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

299.0

Abstract:

This report describes an analysis of the various host area fallout shelter options currently being considered for implementation in a nuclear crisis situation. The cost effectiveness and feasibility of different combinations of shelters were examined under various soil and water table conditions and availabilities of resources. These parameters characterize host areas in different geographical regions of the country. Cost effectiveness was used as a relative measure of each shelter designs use of critical resources. Resource requirements were identified and quantified for three different time periods the precrisis, crisis, and postcrisis time periods. Existing facilities were found always to be preferable to expediently constructed shelters, regardless of the conditions in the host area. As a final stage of the research, a host area shelter planning guide was developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Civil Defense
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE