• Short Summary

    A NEW TEST CENTRE FOR FALL-OUT SHELTERS AND EQUIPMENT IS OPERATING NEAR WASHINGTON,D.C. AT FORT?

  • Description

    A NEW TEST CENTRE FOR FALL-OUT SHELTERS AND EQUIPMENT IS OPERATING NEAR WASHINGTON,D.C. AT FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA. IT IS THE FIRST CENTRE OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY. IT WAS FORMALLY DEDICATED FRIDAY (7 DEC).

    IT PROVIDED FACILITIES TO TEST NEW DESIGNS IN SMALL SHELTERS... TO TEST EQUIPMENT... TO TEST CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.. AND TO TEST STORAGE TECHNIQUES. THE CENTRE ALSO INCLUDES EXPERIMENTAL SHELTERS TESTING AGAINST ACTUAL RADIOACTIVITY.

    THE CENTRE IS BEING OPERATED BY THE OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENCE. BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS WILL BE INVITED TO USE ITS FACILITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCQ0BP33X7K4T0GA3TVDM5J5L
    Media URN:
    VLVACCQ0BP33X7K4T0GA3TVDM5J5L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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