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If Nuclear Bomb Hit NYC, Chicago, Washington and Atlanta?

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posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 08:16 AM
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[color=gold]If Nuclear Bomb Hit NYC, Chicago, Washington and Atlanta?



What would the effects be on the population if a nuclear weapon (dirty or otherwise) hit a major US city?

This is from the Institute for Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense report, examples scenarios for four major US cities. This report is interesting giving us an advance idea on the thinking of people in Washington, think tanks etc on the potential of a nuclear attack on a US city.



[color=gold]Is this report similar to the [color=gold]Rebuilding Americas Defenses report prior to Sept. 11th that arguably layed the framework for future US domestic and foreign policy? I don't know, but here are some other studies from that same group:


[color=gold]HMD Schedules Disaster Exercise in Atlanta


Two simulated terrorist incidents will occur on the highways around Atlanta and one on I-20 near Newton on April 17. The "accidents" will involve tanker trucks and several automobiles. Several hundred citizens will become poisoned or contaminated, as will some fire and police personnel who respond to the scene to rescue victims; all will be transported to area hospitals and emergency medical centers.
www.ihmd.uga.edu...


[color=gold]Avian Flu Simulation Tests Hospital Readiness

A recent three-day mass casualty exercise conducted at the University of Georgia was a first for the state of Georgia and a first for the country. The Institute for Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense (IHMD) set up a simulated pandemic avian flu exercise to test the readiness and response of Georgia hospitals to a large-scale mass casualty crisis.
www.ihmd.uga.edu...


[color=gold]State of Georgia Pandemic Flu Exercise Recap

Overview The University of Georgia (UGA) designed a statewide functional exercise program to test the ability of 149 hospitals to interactively participate in a single exercise. In addition to improving the emergency readiness of all the hospitals involved, the exercise enabled the State of Georgia Division of Public Health to demonstrate compliance with HRSA requirements.
www.ihmd.uga.edu...


..and here is the report on nuclear blast outlook for 4 American cities..

Vulnerability of populations and the urban health care systems to nuclear weapon attack William C Bell email and Cham E Dallas

Institute for Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense, Center for Mass Destruction Defense

This report was summarized to officials from the Dept. Homeland Security (DHS). This is my summary, for the full version, go to here: www.ij-healthgeographics.com...

20 kiloton (kt) and 550kt blasts were studied and maps and mortalities figured were base on 2000 US census data. Four cities are listed as example scenarios, I've included the city maps for 550kt blast only, 20kt would of course be a smaller radius, for these maps please check the above link.. First here are the legends for the maps:


Legend





Atlanta, Thermal Impact of a 550 Kt Surface Nuclear Detonation


Atlanta, Blast Impact of a 550 Kt Surface Nuclear Detonation



Chicago, Thermal Impact of a 550 Kt Surface Nuclear Detonation


Chicago, Blast Impact of a 550 Surface Nuclear Detonation



New York City, Thermal Impact of a 550 Kt Surface Nuclear Detonation


New York City, Blast Impact of a 550 Surface Nuclear Detonation



Washington DC, Thermal Impact of a 550 Kt Surface Nuclear Detonation


Washington DC, Blast Impact of a 550 Surface Nuclear Detonation



The study also goes into other effects, one being electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effects. This is the effect of a nuclear blast causing EMP which overload unhardened electronics, computers and power grids. The blast range is approximately the same as the radius from blast and shock, 3-8 km radius depending on yield.

After the initial blast detonation, another concern is fallout radiation which can last varying times depending on weather and geographical factors. This time period of concern is typically 24-48 hours when the 'fallout' occurs. After fallout the immediate area affected (around 1200 mi²) is considered unsafe for habitation for at least 1 year, and the secondary area of fallout (around 20,000 mi²) is considered unsafe for 1 month.

These fallout maps are for a particular weather pattern and will differ depending on weather conditions.

Legend:


Atlanta


Chicago


New York


Washington DC



So there you go, not to scare anyone, but this information is good to know, hopefully we won't need to know it in the future. I wish there were other city's maps in the report, but I suppose extrapolation to any city or area can be used, just applying prevailing weather patterns and winds to the area.

So what do you think of the report and of this foundations? Thanks for looking



Other links:

www.ij-healthgeographics.com...
www.ready.gov...
www.ornl.gov...
en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 19-4-2008 by battlestargalactica]




posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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Does that take in effect for any Nuclear plants in the area? just wondering since most states have nuclear plants.

Hilda



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 08:40 AM
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The government has been conducting these fallout studies since we have had nukes, theres no story here. The Soviets made no secret that they had multiple warheads targeting these and other cities. Id imagine Russia today has the flagpole at the White House targeted for good measure, as we have the Kremlin locked in.

This isnt anything new. The only difference is, these warheads are on a scale much smaller than the standard Russian warhead, which is a completely different animal.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 09:01 AM
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Possibly, but I'm looking at all of their other reports as well. Reports all dealing with terror exercises, of course can just be exercises, but is it something more? Discuss.



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