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Title:RADIOLOGICAL DEFENCE SURVEY AND MONITORING [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 482
Summary: Army procedure for assessing the extent and severity of fallout after a nuclear explosion.
Description: The equipment used by the monitoring teams is demonstrated - radiation and dose meters, improvised protective clothing etc. The permissible radiation dose per person is to be decided by the commanding officer depending on the situation. The conduct of the team in the contaminated areas is set out (eg no assistance given to casualties). A nuclear device explodes nearby and the team are briefed and set out. Radiation readings are radioed back to headquarters where the intelligence officer builds up an "isodose" map. The team reach their limit and start back. Upon their return, they go through decontamination procedures - removing clothing, checking radiation levels and showering (all done in the field).