Accession Number:

ADA207212

Title:

Expedient Emergency Sanitation Measures

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1986-Oct 1988

Corporate Author:

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

This guide is designed as an annotated checklist to aid local officials who are responsible for maintaining or restoring adequate sanitation in a widespread emergency. In the event of a major earthquake or nuclear attack, sewage collection and treatment systems, electric power and water treatment and distribution systems may be damaged or destroyed. Loss of sanitary sewage systems and water treatment capability sharply increases risk of the spread of disease among the survivors. The guide details of expedient methods of water disinfection, septic waste disposal and disease vector control. Information on obtaining and using chemicals for these purposes is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE