• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    GV COUNTY HALL - TEST CENTRE
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    2.
    LV MAN CLIMBS ONTO ROOF
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    3.
    CU SCIENTIST TAKES OUT PAPER FILTER (2 SHOTS)
    0.22

    4.
    GV SCIENTIST ENTERS WITH FILTER IN CONTAINER
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    5.
    SV SCIENTIST PLACES FILTER INSIDE "SAFE"
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    6.
    CU DITTO
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    7.
    SV SCIENTIST SWITCHES ON SCANNER
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    8.
    CU DITTO
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    9.
    CU SCIENTIST TAKES READING (2 SHOTS) TRACK IN TO MACHINE IN OPERATION
    0.55

    10.
    GV LABORATORY
    0.58



    Initials PGR/V/WH/FW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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