Archive for the ‘fallout’ Category

RadNet Database

29Mar11

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s description of the RadNet database, which has its roots in the Eisenhower Executive Order 10831 (August 14, 1959), which established the Federal Radiation Council: The RadNet searchable database contains 23 years of environmental radiation monitoring data from all fifty states and U.S. territories and 40 years of measurements of […]


From the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, How It Was Done: Rural America (1960; SuDoc: Pr 34.759:17) is really a case study in shelter building in the community of Gratiot County, located in central Michigan.  “22 discussion groups” were conducted with civil defense program officials to educate Gratiot County residents on building and living […]


Just  in, sad news from the New York Times. The Tooth Fairy Project lives on with Joe Mangano continuing Dr. Jay Gould’s work on atmospheric fallout and strontium-90 uptake in baby teeth.


A declassified document formerly classified as Top Secret, security information, Restricted Data under the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, is a redacted draft (psychological operations) policy document titled  “Terms of Reference for Ad Hoc Panel L (Psychological Implications of Projected Thermonuclear Bomb Tests),” dated July 23, 1952.  The document explores three options in dealing with […]


An exceedingly rare publication focused on atomic civil defense in Denver, Just in Case Atom Bombs Fall  (Civil Defense Office of Denver, Colorado, 1951), carries the Federal Civil Defense Administration’ s (FCDA) logo, and is similar to many atomic docs published by FCDA. In addition to the colorful graphics, of note are the following: Civil […]


A revealing Top Secret Restricted Data* formerly classified memo from General Curtis Lemay and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Evaluation Board to General Carl Spaatz on Operation Crossroads, the first nuclear test in the Marshall Islands. Of note are the memo’s conclusions that clearly lay out the devastating effects of nuclear weapons: (1) “Atomic bombs […]


Hulu is hosting the 80’s cult film War Games. War Games is the story of a teenage nerd who unknowingly hacks into a NORAD war-simulating computer, and by playing the game Global Thermonuculear War with the machine WOPR/Joshua, brings the U.S. to the brink of nuclear war against the Former Soviet Union. Watching the film […]