posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 08:49 AM
I grew up in the Kansas City area, was a teenager in the 1960's, and like a lot of people I read novels like On The Beach, Fail Safe, Alas
Babylon, Red Alert, and others which depicted WW III and its aftermath. It was a worry we all got used to. Not so long ago, I looked, really
looked, at a fallout map of the USA, and noted that Kansas City was not safe - well, duh. I had thought to head for the Ozarks in case of nuclear
trouble, but the map told me that the Ozarks will probably be in Wichita's fallout shadow. Wichita, Kansas is a BIG target. My best bet would be to
go west on I-70 and get past Salina, Kansas. That takes too long, however, if the SHTF. What to do?
I meet my wife-to-be. We get married, and she wants to move to Carlsbad, NM. OK, a small town in the middle of nowhere. Not so long after moving
here, I discovered that if the SHTF, we will be in the fallout shadow of Phoenix, AZ. @#$%^&!!! Then I find out that there is a
government-sponsored program locally to store low-grade nuke waste in an old potash mine. Potash mining is a big deal around here, and the mine is
deep. Low grade? No biggie, right??
Last night, I found out two things:
Some of the nuke waste going into that old potash mine is labeled "fissible" - I was told that means weapons grade. Ouch!
A huge uranium-enrichment plant is being built in Eunice, NM, not so far from here. Thousands of jobs, oh boy! Ouch, ouch, ouch!!
Looks like no place is safe. Maybe I'll get up on the roof when it comes to it, after all...