Accession Number:

ADA030970

Title:

Home Basement Sharing: An Analysis and a Possible Approach to Planning

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA UNIV CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND URBAN RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

202.0

Abstract:

Home basement sharing is one of the ways by which whatever shelter deficits might be partially overcome. This study considers the extent to which home basement sharing might be feasible, and the degree to which a program of this kind would contribute to the protection of our people against nuclear hazards. Tentative approaches to home basement sharing planning are developed on the premise that the population might be protected in-place or upon relocation, and that basement sharing plans might be developed under normalcy conditions or under crisis conditions. The study arrives at programmatic recommendations as to how such planning could be accomplished should the nation choose to consider the incorporation of private basements into the national shelter system on a voluntary basis.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE