TITLE

Shelter-Building

PUB. DATE
August 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;8/6/56, Vol. 135 Issue 6, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about the "operation alert" of the United States government. Shelters must be the key measure in civil defense, the Committee concluded, because they are reasonably effective against all lethal aspects of the bomb, blast, heat and radiation. Good shelters can protect occupants even at ground zero for air bursts and up to within 2 to 4 crater radii for surface bursts. For a 10 megaton weapon this means with one to two miles. A bomb would, of course, annihilate even sheltered people in the crater area. But shelters should be built in target areas, the Committee recommended, because the chance of a bomb hitting its precise target is unlikely. An Air Force bomber missed its nuclear target by several miles at the Pacific Proving Ground, even under ideal test conditions.
ACCESSION #
14409015

 

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