• Short Summary

    THE RADIO-ACTIVE FALLOUT OF THE SOVIET TEST-EXPLOSIONS WAS DETECTED ON INCOMING AIRPLANES OF LUFTHANSA. THESE?

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    THE RADIO-ACTIVE FALLOUT OF THE SOVIET TEST-EXPLOSIONS WAS DETECTED ON INCOMING AIRPLANES OF LUFTHANSA. THESE GERMAN INTERCONTINENTAL PLANES FLY AT VERY HIGH ALTITUDES.

    THE COUNTERS REGISTER RADIO-ACTIVE PARTICLES ON FUSELAGE AND WINGS. PERMISSION TO CONTINUE THE FLIGHTS IS ONLY GIVEN AFTER A THOROUGH CLEANING.

    "TODAY WE HAVE PROGRESSED SO FAR THAT NOT A SINGLE DETAIL OF THE NEW NUCLEAR TESTS CAN REMAIN UNDETECTED. WE HAVE HERE, FOR EXAMPLE, A HUMAN COUNTER. WITH ITS HELP WE CAN DETECT WITH GREAT EXACTNESS THE POSITION OF ANY RADIO-ACTIVE PARTICLE WHICH MIGHT PENETRATE INTO THE HUMAN BODY."
    THIS GRAPHICAL ILLUSTRATION SHOWS THE STEADY INCREASE OF RADIO-ACTIVITY IN THE HUMAN BODY WHICH HAS NOW REACHED A NEW PEAK-LEVEL.

    "OF COURSE EXACT OBSERVATIONS MUST BE CONTINUED IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO GIVE WARNING IN CASE OF ACUTE DANGER. AND WE ARE DOING SO. IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY THERE IS A COMPLETE NETWORK OF OBSERVATION-STATIONS - WEATHER-SERVICES AS WELL AS THE INSTITUTES OF UNIVERSITIES AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES."
    "OUR SPECIAL ATTENTION IS DIRECTED AT THE SO-CALLED "HOT-PARTICLES". THESE TINY PARTICLES OF DUST HAVE AN INCREASED DEGREE OF RADIO-ACTIVITY. THEY CAN BECOME VERY DANGEROUS. WE ARE NOW INTENSIVELY ENGAGED IN THE STUDY OF THE NEW CONTAMINATION ARISING AFTER THE RUSSIAN TESTS."
    RAIL-WATER IS FIRST EVAPORATED. THEN THE DEGREE OF RADIO-ACTIVITY IN THE REMNANTS IS DETERMINED WITH AN AUTOMATIC SAMPLE-PLATE. SAMPLES OF AIR PASS THROUGH FILTERS IN AN CONTINUOUS STREAM CONNECTED WITH A COUNTER.

    "WE CAN MAINTAIN THAT THE INCREASE OF RADIO-ACTIVITY IN THE WATER IS SEVERAL TIMES BIGGER NOW THAN BEFORE THE NEW TESTS BEGAN. AT THIS MOMENT, IT CAN BE SAID, A DANGEROUS LEVEL HAS NOT BEEN REACHED."
    THE PRESENT DANGER IS NOT EXCESSIVE - BUT IT IS GROWING WITH EACH EXPLODED BOMB.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34M2V2YYK7P01NOWUHPBJ684X
    Media URN:
    VLVA34M2V2YYK7P01NOWUHPBJ684X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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