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Biological and Environmental Effects of Nuclear War

Biological and Environmental Effects of Nuclear War

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BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WAR HEARINGS BEFORE THE SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON RADIATION OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION ON BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WAR JUNE 22, 23, 24, 25, AND 26, 1959
BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WAR HEARINGS BEFORE THE SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON RADIATION OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION ON BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WAR JUNE 22, 23, 24, 25, AND 26, 1959

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BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTALEFFECTS
OF
NUCLEAR WAR
HEARINGS
BEFORE
THE
SPECIAL
SUBCOMMITTEE
ON
RADIATION
OF
THE
JOINT
COMMITTEE
ON
ATOMIC
ENERGY
CONGRESS
OF
THE
UNITED
STATES
EIGHTY-SIXTH
CONGRESS
FIRST
SESSION
ON
BIOLOGICAL
ANDENVIRONMENTAL
EFFECTS
OF
NUCLEAR
WAR
JUNE
22, 23, 24, 25,
AND
26,
1959
Pdnted
for the
use
of the
Joint
Committee
on
Atomic Energy
NOTED
J
UL
31
1963
A.Robert
 
BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTALEFFECTS
OF
NUCLEAR WAR
HEARINGS
BEFORE
THE
SPECIAL
SUBCOMMITTEE
ON
RADIATION
OF
THE
JOINT
COMMITTEE
ON
ATOMIC
ENERGY
CONGRESS
OF
THE
UNITED
STATES
EIGHTY-SIXTH
CONGRESS
FIRST
SESSION
ON
BIOLOGICAL AND
ENVIRONMENTAL
EFFECTS
OF
NUCLEARWAR
JUNE
22, 23,
24, 25,
AND
26,
1959
PART 1
Printed for
the
use of
the Joint
Committee on Atomic
Energy
UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT
PRINTINGOFFICE
43338
WASHINGTON
:
1959
 
BIOLOGICAL
AND
ENVIRONl\IENTAL
EFFECTS
OFNUCLEAR
WAR
MONDAY,
JUNE
22,
1959
CQNGRESS
OF
THE UNITED
STATES,
SPECIAL
SlJBCO~IMITTEE
ON
RADIATION,
JOINT
COMMITTEE
ON
ATOMIC
ENERGY,
Washington,
D.O.
The
subcommittee met,
pursuant
to
notic~,
at
10
:13
a.m.,
in
Senatecaucns room, Hon. Chet Holifield presiding. .
Present:
Representative Chet Holifield, chairman; RepresentativesPrice,
Van
Zandt, Hosmer, Bates, 'Westland; and Senators Anderson,Hickenlooper, and Aiken.Also present: James T. Ramey, executive director;
John
T. Conway, assistant director; George
E,
Brown,
Jr.,
professional staffmember; and Col. Richard
T.
Lunger, staff consultant;
Dr.
CareyBrewer, special consultant,
Joint
Committee on Atomic Energy.Representative
HOLIFIELD.
The
committee will be
in
order.Today
the
Special Subcommittee on Radiation
of
the
Joint
Com·mittee on Atomic
Energy
is beginning a series
of
public hearings on
the
biological and environmental effects
of
a possible nuclear war.
The
subcommittee has, for some time, realized
that
considerableconfusion exists in the tJublic mind as
to
the probable effects
of
nuclear weapons
and
theIr
aftermath
in
the
event
of
their
employment
in
war.
We
believe
it
is
in
the
national interest
to
clear
up
this confusion,
and
we believe
that
clarification can be accomplished within
the
limits
of
unclassified information.
It
was
apparent
from the hearings held by
this
subcommittee in1957,
that
there is a very large practIcal difference between
the
frob-
lem created by
the
worldwide fallout coming from a
program
0
test
ing
nuclear weapons,
and
those
that
would result from
the
use
of
these weapons
in
an
all-out war. Accordingly,
the
fallout problemsassociated
with
the testing
of
nuclear weapons were considered
in
aseparate hearing early
in
May
of
this
year.
It
is
our
purpose
to
investigate
the
problems
of
nuclear
war
in
the
present hearing.
The
contrast between the two types
of
problems may be illustratedby a few examples.
The
test
program
involves the detonation
of
170megatons
of
total yield. Ninety-two megations
of
this were due
to
the
fisssion yield. These detonations have occurred over a 10-yearperiod.
The
problems
we
will consider
in
the
present hearings involve
the
detonation
of
3,950 megatons total yield,
of
which 1,976 megatonsare fission yield, all detonated within 1 day.
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