ERIC Number: ED026841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Background of Civil Defense and Current Damage Limiting Studies.
A brief history of civil defense administration precedes analysis of nuclear attack conditions and the influence of protective measures. Damage limitation procedure is explained in terms of--(1) blast effects, (2) radiation doses, (3) geographical fallout distribution patterns, and (4) national shelter needs. Major concept emphasis relates to--(1) lifesaving potential of improved strategic defense programs, (2) functional protection factor determination for shelters, and (3) geographic and demographic characteristics of hypothetical attack situations. Extensive substantive data and diagrams are included. (MH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Civil Defense (DOD), Washington, DC.
Note: 17p. Reprint of a speech by Mr. Romm before the 1965 Convention of "State School Plant Planning Officials" in Lincoln, Nebraska, October 4-5, 1965.