The Postattack Situation

January 1962
New Republic;1/15/62, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p19
Describes the possible damage that can be caused by fire from nuclear explosions at higher altitudes in the U.S., according to John N. Wolfe, chief of environmental sciences in the Division of Biology and Medicine of the Atomic Energy Committee. Intensity of the fire in various U.S. states; Erosion of meltwater from mountain glaciers and snowfields; Redistribution of radioactive materials to islands that are free of radioactivity; Presence of hurricanes and tornadoes.


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