ABSTRACT

Effects of Vehicular Operation on Contaminated Slushy Roads   [open pdf - 671KB]

"The objective of this project (WU3213B) was to develop and test radiological countermeasures that are applicable to post-nuclear-attack recovery operations. The specific objective of this phase of the project was to determine the effects of vehicular traffic on displacing fallout on bare roads and on packed-snow-covered roads, the build-up of activity on vehicle surfaces, and the variation of subsequent roadway decontamination effectiveness along the path of decontamination effort. Due to weather conditions that developed at the time of both tests, the roads were covered with slush. For vehicular traffic over a radioactively contaminated slushy road and subsequent roadway decontamination, the following conclusions were established: 1. Exposure rates to operating personnel of vehicles were significantly increased due to vehicular contamination. 2. Vehicles required decontamination following operation. 3.The decontamination efforts conducted on slushy roads were much less effective than those conducted during warm or cold dry weather."

Report Number:
Nuclear Defense Laboratory: NDL-TM-45
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Date:
1968-07
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Public Domain
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United Stated Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/
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