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Fallout from nuclear weapons tests

United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.

Fallout from nuclear weapons tests

summary-analysis of hearings, May 5-8, 1959.

by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.

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Published by Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive fallout.,
  • Radioactivity -- Physiological effect.

  • Edition Notes

    At head of title: 86th Cong., 1st sess. Joint committee print.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUF767 .U52 1959
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 42 p. :
    Number of Pages42
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5789174M
    LC Control Number59062225
    OCLC/WorldCa5836517

      A nuclear weapon is a very deadly means of defense a nation can adopt. Nuclear weapons produce a large, destructive force capable through nuclear reactions. The force produced by a minimal nuclear weapon is capable of destroying a large city by explosion or radiation. This quiz tests your familiarity with nuclear weapons. Do it now!/5. Compensation for victims. Over atmospheric nuclear weapons tests were done at various sites around the world from to As public awareness and concern grew over the possible health hazards associated with exposure to nuclear fallout, various studies were done.A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says that nuclear fallout might have led to 11, excess deaths, most.

      Unlike the commercial nuclear power industry, the U.S. nuclear weapons complex includes a host of one-of-a-kind facilities, many built 50 to plus years ago. Over the decades, like its Soviet counterparts, each Energy Department site in the complex created its own unique culture, shaped by secrecy, isolation, and the demands of the Cold War.   The report of the Expert Committee on the review of Data on Atmospheric Fallout Arising from British Nuclear Tests in Australia found that the methodology used to Author: Sue Rabbitt Roff.

      ‎For the first time in e-book format, here is the widely-acclaimed definitive standard reference book on nuclear weapons: the final, third edition of the authoritative Department of Defense text compiled by Samuel Glasstone and Philip Dolan. Every aspect of nuclear explosions is fully detailed - 5/5(2). Other articles where Nuclear testing is discussed: nuclear weapon: The weapons are tested: It was immediately clear to all scientists concerned that these new ideas—achieving a high density in the thermonuclear fuel by compression using a fission primary—provided for the first time a firm basis for a fusion weapon. Without hesitation, Los Alamos adopted the new program..


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@article{osti_, title = {The Effects of Nuclear Weapons. Third edition}, author = {Glasstone, S and Dolan, P J}, abstractNote = {Since the last edition of ''The Effects of Nuclear Weapons'' in much new information has become available concerning nuclear weapon effects.

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The purpose of the Coordination and Information Center (CIC) is to provide information relating to fallout from nuclear weapons tests.

The CIC's information collection includes: 1)data and documentation on the detection and measurement of radioactive fallout and related factors resulting from U.S. nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site, the Trinity test in New Mexico, the Pacific Proving.FALLOUT FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS By Charles L.

Dunham Division of Biology and Medicine, Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D. C. Page I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Introduction The Nature and Production of Radioactive Fallout Types of Fallout and Their Transport and Distribution The Present Distribution and Amounts of Fallout Radioactivity by: out more than atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons totaling the explosive equivalent of megatons of TNT.

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