Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1985: Strategic and theatre nuclear forces ... May 1, 4, 1984

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984 - 4470 pages

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Page 3596 - The contracting Powers agree to abstain from the use of projectiles the sole object of which is the diffusion of asphyxiating or deleterious gases.
Page 3596 - To the end that this prohibition shall be universally accepted as a part of international law, binding alike the conscience and the practice of nations...
Page 3829 - It is the policy and intent of Congress to provide a system of civil defense for the protection of life and property in the United States from attack.
Page 3596 - Whereas the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids, materials or devices, has been justly condemned by the general opinion of the civilized world...
Page 3596 - The use of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases and all analogous liquids, materials or devices being prohibited, their manufacture and importation are strictly forbidden in Germany. The same applies to materials specially intended for the manufacture, storage and use of the said products or devices.
Page 3721 - Navy environmental monitoring program consists of analyzing samples of harbor water and sediment, supplemented by shoreline surveys, posted dosimeters and effluent monitoring. Sampling harbor water and sediment each quarter year is emphasized since these materials would be the most likely affected by releases of radioactivity. Marine life samples have also been collected from some harbors.
Page 3700 - This report confirms that procedures used by the Navy to control releases of radioactivity from US Naval nuclear-powered ships and their support facilities are effective in protecting the environment and the -health and safety of the general public.
Page 3705 - Discharges of radioactivity from ships occur primarily when reactor coolant water expands as a result of being heated to operating temperature; this coolant passes through a purification system ion exchange resin bed prior to being transferred from the ship. The principal source of radioactivity in liquid wastes is from trace amounts of corrosion and wear products from reactor plant metal surfaces in contact with reactor cooling water. Radionuclides with half -lives greater than one day in these...
Page 3582 - I have been loath to believe that any nation, even our present enemies, could or would be willing to loose upon mankind such terrible and inhumane weapons.
Page 3736 - Cobalt 60 is not detectable above background levels in general harbor bottom areas away from these piers. Maximum total radioactivity observed in a US harbor is less than 0.05 curie of cobalt 60. This radioactivity is small compared to background. Based...

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