Accession Number : AD0434091

Title :   VULNERABILITY OF MUNICIPAL WATER FACILITIES TO RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION FORM NUCLEAR ATTACKS,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lee,Hong

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : In the event of a nuclear attack upon the United States, the surface source waters would become contaminated with radioactive nuclides carried by fallout particles. The absorbed dosage in the body tissues of humans resulting from drinking contaminated surface waters, especially after the water is processed in treatment plants, is not critical. In areas where heavy levels of fallout occur, the overriding hazard facing the survivors is external radiation. Contaminated water is a secondary problem facing survivors in the postattack environment. Also, a large proportion of the postattack population will have uncontaminated ground source water available, and, if this water is properly handled after it is drawn from wells, it will remain clean. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER SUPPLIES, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION), (*RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, WATER SUPPLIES), NUCLEAR WARFARE, CIVIL DEFENSE, FALLOUT, RADIATION HAZARDS, SIMULATION, RADIATION DOSAGE, STRONTIUM, RADIATION EFFECTS, VULNERABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE