EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE RADIATION PROTECTION AFFORDED BY TYPICAL OAK RIDGE HOMES AGAINST DISTRIBUTED SOURCES

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The protection afforded against simulated fall-out radiation has been evaluated for several typical homes in the Oak Ridge area. Nine houses were chosen to represent a variety of construction materials, topographical conditions and sizes; they included three types of Oak Ridge Cemesto houses, one concrete-block house with a basement fall-out shelter, and two wood-frame houses. The protection factor (ratio of open-field exposure dose rate to exposure dose rate in the house) in all these houses ranged from 2 to 5 on the main floor and from 5 to 30 in the basements, except in the fall-out shelter, where the protection ... continued below

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Strickler, T.D. & Auxier, J.A. January 1, 1960.

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The protection afforded against simulated fall-out radiation has been evaluated for several typical homes in the Oak Ridge area. Nine houses were chosen to represent a variety of construction materials, topographical conditions and sizes; they included three types of Oak Ridge Cemesto houses, one concrete-block house with a basement fall-out shelter, and two wood-frame houses. The protection factor (ratio of open-field exposure dose rate to exposure dose rate in the house) in all these houses ranged from 2 to 5 on the main floor and from 5 to 30 in the basements, except in the fall-out shelter, where the protection factor was greater than 100. The analysis showed that sloping lots. common to Oak Ridge, do not appreciably affect the protection factor for the main floor. Owing to the generally increased exposure of the basement walls on such lots, the protection factors in the basements were typically lower than in similar basements built on level lots. (auth)

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Strickler, T.D. & Auxier, J.A. EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE RADIATION PROTECTION AFFORDED BY TYPICAL OAK RIDGE HOMES AGAINST DISTRIBUTED SOURCES, report, January 1, 1960; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc880361/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.