Accession Number : ADA328301

Title :   Nuclear War Survival Skills,

Corporate Author : OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN ENERGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Kearny, Cresson H.

PDF Url : ADA328301

Report Date : SEP 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : Researchers who have spent much time and effort learning the facts about effects of nuclear weapons now know that all-out nuclear war would not be the end of mankind or of civilization. Even if our country remained unprepared and were to be subjected to an all-out nuclear attack, many millions of Americans would survive and be in favorable conditions to live through difficult post-attack years. This book is written for the majority of Americans who, in a crisis threatening nuclear war, would want to improve their chances of surviving. It brings together field-tested instructions that have enabled untrained Americans to make expedient fallout shelters air pumps to ventilate and cool shelters, fallout meters, and other expedient life-support equipment. ("Expedient," as used in civil defense work, describes equipment that can be made by untrained citizens in 48 hours or less, while guided solely by field-tested, written instructions and using only widely available materials and tools.) Successive versions of these instructions have been used repeatedly and successfully by families working under simulated crisis conditions. These instructions have been improved repeatedly by Oak Ridge National Laboratory civil defense researchers over a period of eight years and are the heart of this book.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), *FALLOUT SHELTERS, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, CIVIL DEFENSE, TRAINING, VENTILATION, HANDBOOKS, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE