Accession Number : AD0611231

Title :   PROTECTION AGAINST FALLOUT RADIATION IN A SIMPLE STRUCTURE,

Corporate Author : HEALTH AND SAFETY LAB ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Breslin,A. J. ; Loysen,P. ; Weinstein,M. S.

Report Date : APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A reinforced Butler building was exposed to fallout from Shots Diablo and Shasta, and the resulting dose rates and fallout deposition inside and outside the structure were measured with various instruments and techniques. Protection factors and roof and ground contributions to the total dose rates at points within the structure were determined from the measurements. Comparisons were made with the results of theoretical and other experimental studies. Information obtained from this experiment should be of value as basic experimental data for fallout protection work, although it is recommended that additional substantiative data be obtained under more controlled conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT, SHIELDING), (*SHIELDING, FALLOUT), (*CIVIL DEFENSE, FALLOUT), SHELTERS, PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, STRUCTURES, GAMMA RAYS, DOSE RATE, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, HEALTH PHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE