Accession Number : ADA139110

Title :   Nuclear Terrorism Effects Study,

Corporate Author : LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA

Personal Author(s) : Donich,T

PDF Url : ADA139110

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : In this report we discuss the technical problems associated with predicting the consequences of a nuclear terrorism event, a summary of LLNL capabilities, and some suggested approaches to the problem. The normal method applied to evaluate the nuclear effects is to scale free-field calculated nuclear effects to the small-yield urban environment. This approach can be very misleading because the size of the structures that surround the detonation may radically change the important characteristics of the explosion which in turn may change the nuclear effects on the surrounding population and area. Of the approaches presented as solutions to this problem, the systems approach is recommended. The possibility of prioritizing the effort using a risk analysis approach is also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Crisis management, *Evacuation, Systems approach, Terrorism, Threats, Nuclear weapons, Weapons effects, Fallout, Management planning and control

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE