Effects of Attack on Food Distribution to the Relocated Population. Volume I. Analysis and Case Study.
SYSTAN INC LOS ALTOS CALIF
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This study extends previous research into food distribution under crisis relocation conditions by 1 investigating the effects of a nuclear attack on the reconfigured food distribution system and the relocated population, 2 identifying and evaluating alternative means of providing food to the relocated population following such an attack, and 3 reviewing existing crisis relocation guidance in the light of the probable postattack consequences. Under a crisis relocation strategy, the percentage of population surviving a nuclear attack is likely to exceed both the percentage of surviving agricultural resources and the surviving food processing and distribution capability. A case study of Colorado Springs, Colorado indicates that two of the most serious food distribution problems following an attack are likely to be 1 transportation system strain resulting from geographic supplydemand imbalances and 2 local distribution breakdowns resulting from damage to vulnerable wholesale warehouses. Each of these problems will be exacerbated by a strategy of crisis relocation.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition
- Nuclear Warfare