Accession Number : AD0862089

Title :   Nuclear Weapon Tests and their Consequences,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Langhans, K.

Report Date : 07 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Nuclear weapon research, specifically nuclear bomb tests, and the deleterious effects of heightened radioactivity levels on the world's biology, are discussed. The basic difference between techniques of nuclear weapon research of the U.S.A., England, France, and China, as opposed to those of the Soviet Union is discussed. The effects of the U.S.A. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the U.S.A. bomb test of March 1, 1954, and listed as examples of the types of damage to be expected. 'Clean' nuclear tests and the use of three-phase nuclear weapons with concomitant decreased levels of radioactivity produced are listed as alternatives, based on Soviet experience. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TEST METHODS), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, HAZARDS), (*FALLOUT, HAZARDS), DETONATIONS, WEATHER, AQUATIC ANIMALS, HIGH ALTITUDE, EAST GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE