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originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: BO XIAN
Who knows what the hell goes on behind the closed doors of the powerful and influential.
I certainly don't. But if what you say was revealed to be true, and they hold all the control and have positioned assets within all relevant agencies and so on...there's not an awful lot the average Joe could do about it, even if they could be bothered to take the burger out of their mouth and get off the sofa long enough to actually try.
The radiation exposure is the blast radius and the prevailing wind, water runoff and air currents.
A “dirty bomb” is a conventional explosive, such as dynamite, salted with radioactive waste that scatters when the bomb goes off. It is not a nuclear bomb. The bomb can kill or injure through the initial blast of the conventional explosive and through the dispersal of the radioactive materials– hence the term “dirty.” Such bombs could be small devices or as big as a truck bomb.
A "low yield" is less than one kiloton.
The public became aware of a Russian nuclear device they had not known even existed–the “suitcase bomb”. One of these portable nuclear bombs had an explosive charge of one kiloton, equivalent to one thousand tons of TNT. If a device like this made its way to the U.S. it could destroy everything within a half-mile radius of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Within hours, prevailing winds would carry the nuclear fallout throughout Washington.