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Coming just a month after Project Gotham Shield, a major nuclear detonation drill in the New York-New Jersey area, a false alarm that went out to some people’s television sets Tuesday might have scared some in New Jersey.
As NBC New York reports, a nuclear power plant warning issued in Cumberland and Salem counties was sent out by mistake.
The message that was sent out said “a civil authority has issued a nuclear power plant warning for the following counties/areas.”
originally posted by: Spacespider
Someone must go to jail for this mistake
originally posted by: Jansy
a reply to: nightbringr
The world was not populated with as many snowflakes in the 80's....
It's not nice to scare people....or offend them....or marginalize them..........someone needs to pay! (*tongue in cheek*)
Between three mile island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, only Chernobyl had significant deaths and most of those were of first responders and not civilians, though there were some deaths of them. So yes they are dangerous but I think "certain death" is over the top since even as bad as Fukushima was, not that many people have died from it yet and I'm not aware of anybody dying from Three Mile island.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
On the bright side: there's nothing like escaping almost certain death to make one appreciate life. The feelings of relief offset the need to clean the couch I feel.
I hear that "duck and cover" was called a different name by the students, the "duck and kiss your ass goodbye" position.
originally posted by: captainpudding
a reply to: midnightstar
The duck and cover isn't about shielding you from the radiation, it's protecting you from the shockwave that shakes the building down around you. You're either too close to the bomb and dead no matter what happens or under your desk when the roof collapses and may have a chance at surviving.