Accession Number : AD0643204

Title :   STUDY TO DETERMINE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES IN A POST-THERMONUCLEAR ATTACK ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST DURHAM N C OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hallan,Jerome B.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The study determined requirements for adequate public health facilities and operations (water, sewage and solid waste) in a post-thermonuclear attack environment. Four cities were surveyed to evaluate solid waste disposal techniques and to determine simple types of equipment available for emergency treatment of water and sewage. A questionnaire was subsequently developed to ascertain the knowledge level and preparedness of solid waste treatment personnel to cope with disaster conditions. This questionnaire and a similar one dealing with water and sewage treatment operations (developed under a previous contract) were then administered to the four cities. Findings from both questionnaires are summarized and evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PUBLIC HEALTH, CIVIL DEFENSE), (*CIVIL DEFENSE, NUCLEAR WARFARE), STANDARDS, SEWAGE, DISPOSAL, PROCESSING, WATER, SOLIDS, GARBAGE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE