Evaluation of Nuclear Fallout US Armed Forces Special Weapons Project 1955

The validity of the view that internalised radio-emitters pose the greatest threat away from the source of gamma and neutron emissions is confirmed by this redacted document released to the public in 1981. The radio-emitter emission period for a nuclear reactor with crippled fuel pool is far greater, and the emission period last for far longer than either factor in atomic weapons. Start reading from the last paragraph on page 55 of the text and add in the substantial risk from alpha plus the beta. Bombs contain a few kilograms of alpha emitters. Reactors and their fuel pools contains tons. The information regarding the extent of the biomagnification within plankton compared to the contamination of ocean water from bomb fallout from page 59 is also very salient given the realities of modern reactor operation post 3/11.

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