The Potential for Relocation of Population under Threat of a Nuclear Attack.
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV
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Civil Defense planning in the United States has recently begun to emphasize the evacuation of urban areas in order to protect the population from the effects of blast and fallout during a possible nuclear attack. Earlier studies have detailed the traveling and housing requirements for such an evacuation. This paper examines areas in New York and Texas to test whether these requirements can be met by the local facilities in these areas. Potential problems exist in both New York and Texas concerning the availability of fallout shelter protection, with congregate care facilities posing a lesser problem. Few generalizations were available--even from an examination of only two areas. Author
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