• Short Summary

    IN COMMON WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL CITIES SINCE RUSSIAN RESUMED NUCLEAR TESTS, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF LOS ANGELES, USA, HAS INCREASED THE FREQUENCY OF ITS TESTS FOR RADIATION.

  • Description

    IN COMMON WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL CITIES SINCE RUSSIAN RESUMED NUCLEAR TESTS, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF LOS ANGELES, USA, HAS INCREASED THE FREQUENCY OF ITS TESTS FOR RADIATION. ON THE ROOFTOP OF THEIR HEADQUARTERS, TECHNICIANS ARE PUMPING A CUBIC FOOT OF AIR PER MINUTE, 24-HOURS A DAY, THROUGH TINY FILTERS - AND STUDYING THE RESULTS.

    THEY NOTED A VERY SMALL INCREASE IN RADIATION DURING THE WEEK ENDING SEPT 10 - WHEN THE FILTERS WERE TAKEN DOWN OFF THE ROOF FOR EXTENSIVE CHECKING IN THE LABORATORY. OFFICIALS OF THIS DEPARTMENT REPORT THEIR FINDINGS - FIRST TO THEIR CITY AUTHORITIES, THEN, IF THERE IS AN APPRECIABLE RISE, TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR CORRELATION WITH THE NATIONAL MONITORING NETWORK OF SOME 45 RADIATION CHECKING STATIONS.

    IN THE PAST, RUSSIAN TESTS HAVE TAKEN ABOUT TWO WEEKS TO INCREASE THE NORMAL COUNT IN LOS ANGELES, AND THE PRESENT TESTS SEEM TO BE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATTERN. THE RISE TO DATE HAS SEEN SO SMALL THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN DEEMED WORTHY OF REPORTING, EXCEPT LOCALLY, WHERE IT RESULTED IN A BARRAGE OF PUBLICITY.

    OFFICIALS POINT OUT HOWEVER, THAT THE LEVELS REGISTERED ARE NORMAL AND NATURAL IN THEIR OPINION. ON A SCALE WHERE 150 UNITS ARE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS ON A CONTINUED BASIS. -- AND WHERE 2,000 UNITS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED DURING PERIODS OF INTENSIVE NUCLEAR WEAPON TESTING -- AND READING DURING THE WEEK ENDING SEPT 10 WAS 13.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8S6X05LPFKJ13CTGB96CDTNGC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S6X05LPFKJ13CTGB96CDTNGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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