Construction of an experimental basement fallout shelter

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-IR-236
Physical description20 p.
SubjectBasements and foundations
AbstractIn early 1960 the Emergency Measures Organization, with the assistance of the Shelter Panel, prepared and published a pamphlet giving detailed suggestions for those wishing to provide, at moderate cost, a basement shelter for the protection of their families against radioactive fallout in the event of nuclear war. The pamphlet, "Your Basement Fallout Shelter - Blueprint for Survival No. 1" contained information on ventilation, heating, cooking, and lighting based in part on considerations and estimates outlined in Technical Note No. 286 prepared by the Division of Building Research for the Shelter Panel.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-7377
NPARC number20338193
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2017-06-29
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