ABSTRACT

Radioactive Fallout from Terrorist Nuclear Detonations   [open pdf - 633KB]

"Responding correctly during the first hour after a terrorist nuclear detonation is the key to reducing casualties from a low-yield surface burst, and a correct response requires an understanding of the rapidly changing dose rate from fallout. This report provides an empirical formula for dose rate as a function of time and location that can guide the response to an unexpected nuclear detonation. At least one post-detonation radiation measurement is required if the yield and other characteristics of the detonation are unknown."

Report Number:
UCRL-TR-230908
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Date:
2007-05-11
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Public Domain
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Library: https://library-ext.llnl.gov/
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pdf
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