Accession Number : AD0276120

Title :   PROCEDURES FOR THE ESTIMATION OF THE CONCENTRATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPON FALLOUT IN RIVER WATER

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : WADE,WALLACE O. ; HAWKINS,MYRON B.

Report Date : 02 OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Fallout contamination of surface water supplies presents a potential hazard after a nuclear attack. The internal radiation dose received from consumption of fallout contaminated water may be estimated from the known concentration of fallout in the water and the radiological character of the fallout material. This report presents a simple and direct method of estimating for a river water supply the concentration of stream surface deposited fallout arriving at the intake. The method utilizes stream data available from offices of the Surface Water Branch of the United States Geological Survey. Sample calculations and graphical aids are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTAMINATION, *WATER SUPPLIES, INLAND WATERWAYS, RADIATION EFFECTS, FALLOUT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE