A U.S. Army Captain lectures troops at Camp Desert Rock, about protection against radiation from an atomic explosion
Nevada United States USA Date:1955 Duration:2 min 47 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Army troops seated in an outdoor theater in Camp Desert Rock, Nevada, are briefed by a Captain, about radiation from an airburst atomic explosion. Closeups of some of the soldiers. The Captain standing in front of a blackboard. He writes, "1 mile" on the blackboard, while noting that beyond that, a lethal dose of radiation is unlikely. He writes and describes Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Neutron emmissions from an atomic explosion, noting that gamma radiation and neutrons are the emissions of most concern to humans, but they can be stopped by shielding, He mentions steel, concrete, and earthen shielding. Animated images illustrate blast effects and narrator states that protection from blast will protect from half of any radiation. He holds up a film badge and explains that a badge or dosimeter will allow radiation protection specialist to determine the amount of any radiation received by its wearer. Closing view of the outdoor theater.
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