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The detonation of a nuclear device near the surface produces radioactive fission products that are swept up along with surface material. Significant amounts of radioactivity
condense on available surfaces and fall back to the ground in a relatively short time. This fallout produces a potentially lethal hazard that must be evaluated for proper management of civil defense, evacuation, and war plans.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-05 15:19:14
Description The detonation of a nuclear device near the surface produces radioactive fission products that are swept up along with surface material. Significant amounts of radioactivity
condense on available surfaces and fall back to the ground in a relatively short time. This fallout produces a potentially lethal hazard that must be evaluated for proper management of civil defense, evacuation, and war plans.
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Source National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center
Keyword Nuclear, Fallout, Radioactivity, Fallout
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-05 15:14:32
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-04-09 17:05:57
Creator T. Harvey, F. Serduke, L. Edwards, L. Peters
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-05 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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