Accession Number:

ADA149931

Title:

Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter) Environmental Technical Report. Public Health Concerns.

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary final environmental impact statement.

Corporate Author:

HENNINGSON DURHAM AND RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-10-02

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This report examines certain health-related issues as to whether construction activities related to M-X deployment would result in significant hazards to human health. The issues addressed were identified during scoping meetings 1980 and the public comment period Spring 1981. The potential health hazard posed by ambient radiation, specifically resuspended fallout material from past nuclear testing and the decay of naturally occurring radium, is analysed in the first section. Potential health risks associated with exposure to fibrous forms of indigenous zeolite minerals are examined in Section II. The risk associated with human exposure to spores of Coccidioides immitis, a fungus which is endemic to the potential M-X deployment area, is analysed in the third section. Recommendations and specific mitigative measures presented reflect a commitment to protect the health of both M-X and non-M-X populations from identifiable risks associated with M-X deployment. Author.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE