Document Details


Title:
OPERATION PLUMBBOB, NEVADA TEST SITE, MAY - OCTOBER 1957, PROJECT 38.1-I, EFFECT OF FALLOUT CONTAMINATION ON PROCESSED FOODS, CONTAINERS, AND PACKAGING
Subject Terms:
PLUMBBOB OPERATION; FOOD; CONTAMINATION; FALLOUT
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA NUCLEAR TESTING ARCHIVE Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1959 May 01
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0019
Accession Number:
NV0006196
Document Number(s):
WT1496
Originating Research Org.:
CIVIL EFFECTS TEST GROUP
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
THE EFFECT OF A COMPARATIVELY LOW LEVEL OF FALLOUT ON THE PROTECTIVE Q UALITIES OF 18 PACKAGING MATERIALS WAS EXAMINED. IT WAS FOUND THAT TH E PLASTICS AND PAPER TESTED WERE ADEQUATE FOR PREVENTING CONTAMINATION OF FOODS PACKAGED THEREIN; BY CONTRAST, BURLAP AND CLOTH OFFERED POOR PROTECTION. OILY OR DUSTY SURFACES PROVED MORE RETENTIVE FOR FALLOUT THAN CLEAN ONES. OF THE CLEANING MEASURES TRIED, WET OR DRY CLOTH WI PING SEEMED TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE, WITH DETERGENT WASHING AND BRUSH ING NEXT IN ORDER. MANY RETAIL PACKAGES PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH A WAX ED-PAPER OVERWRAP, RETAINED CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF FALLOUT. THERE WE RE, HOWEVER, ONLY TWO CASES IN WHICH CONTAMINATION OF THE CONTENTS OF THE CONTENTS OF RETAIL PACKAGES COULD BE DEMONSTRATED.


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