• Short Summary

    A CLOSE CHECK ON RADIO-ACTIVE CONTENT IN THE ATMOSPHERE IS BEING MADE AT A GOVERNMENT TESTING CENTRE IN WESTMINSTER, LONDON.

  • Description

    A CLOSE CHECK ON RADIO-ACTIVE CONTENT IN THE ATMOSPHERE IS BEING MADE AT A GOVERNMENT TESTING CENTRE IN WESTMINSTER, LONDON. THE TESTS HAVE BEEN INTENSIFIED SINCE THE RECENT SOVIET NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS.

    EVERY DAY SCIENTISTS REMOVE FROM ROOFTOP INSTRUMENTS A SMALL PAPER FILTER THAT ABSORBS RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES IN THE AIR. THE FILTERS ARE PLACED IN A CONTAINER AND TAKEN BELOW TO A LEAD "SAFE." AN AUTOMATIC SCANNER THEN RECORDS ENERGY PULSES FROM THE FILTER, GIVING AN RELATIVELY SIMPLE BUT ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF RADIOACTIVITY.

    THE TESTS FILMED HERE SHOWED A NORMAL READING. SCIENTISTS AT THE TESTING CENTRE FORECAST THAT BULK OF THE RADIOACTIVITY FROM THE RUSSIAN DETONATIONS WILL REACH LONDON AND SOUTHERN ENGLAND WITHIN ABOUT 10 DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y7NQW2IH44XSAT06EUKXK0ST
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y7NQW2IH44XSAT06EUKXK0ST
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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