Accession Number:

ADA059989

Title:

Effects of Attack on Food Distribution to the Relocated Population. Volume I. Analysis and Case Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SYSTAN INC LOS ALTOS CALIF

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE