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Searching for radioactivity

Week number 63-39

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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A Hawker Hunter je aircraft of the 324th squadron of the Dutch Royal Air Force is prepared for the 250th time at the airbase Leeuwarden for a so-called snuffeltocht (sniffing trip) above the Netherlands, in which  equipment will measure the radioactivity in the air. A filter is placed in a converted fuel tank, the aircraft takes off and measures the air at a height of 13km. The sample is tested by a.o. boiling, evaporation, centrifugation and with a Geiger counter in the medical biological laboratory of the state defense organization of TNO in Rijswijk.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
24 September 1963
Length:
01:54

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Contributions:
Bloemendal, Philip (commentaar)
Type:
video
Original format:
Film 
User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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