Skip to comments.Nuclear disaster: How prepared are we?
Posted on 01/04/2020 9:22:35 PM PST by BenLurkin
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I have a pack of those potassium iodide pills so I’m good. They even protect me from a direct H-bomb hit I think.
But the rest of you are screwed.
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weapons have been or may have been used and
are given load-bearing equipment (LBE), a
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and one of the following situations to
You see a brilliant flash of light.
React to a nuclear hazard or attack without
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or without warning.
Identify radiological contamination
markers with 100 percent accuracy, and
notify the supervisor.
Start the steps to decontaminate
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Decontaminate your individual
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1. React to a
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Close your eyes
Drop to the ground in a
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If you are in the hatch of an
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Don’t look at the explosion.
Piece of cake.
Nothing to see here anyway :)
Instinct to see what the heck is going on before you know it’s a nuke will be troublesome.
I appreciate its always good to be refreshed on this stuff. But Iran would only nuke Israel. It would be easier and they could take a lot of Jew with them. Arabs too. But who ever they hit, Tehran would be a parking lot within an hour.
The next narrative: Trump is making the world unsafe for your children.
Grab your cell phone take a selfie of yourself kissing the camera. Check to make sure you got a good pic, then stick it in your back pocket and have a beer. Oh and say good night dick
Psst. Sorry to break it to you. You got the placebo. Everyone else got the real thing. But we needed a guinea pig.
One does not prepare for horrendous catastrophe. One finds ways to live through it, or not.
Why, flash is the savior of the universe. Ah ah!
*sigh* I miss the good old days, when a nuclear attack was such a simpler thing to deal with. Some dry goods, a root cellar, a bolt action rifle, SPF 5000 sunscreen........even the blast was in black and white.
I apologize in advance for any earworms. This is advanced brain control going on right here.
Here Comes Flash
Dirty bombs come in next, more a weapon of fear than actual deaths. And damn easy to make to cause a heck of a lot of fear.
These are all in the terrorists’ play books, have been used by both individual cells and nation states, and with our borders so porous to fuel the cheap labor express (as well as the war on drugs - hard to have a war without something to fight over...) it'd be dang easy to import whatever can't be bought at the local salvage yard or chemical warehouse.
Oh, yes, of course there's more elaborate plans; we know because we've caught some of them already. People checking out dams and power plants, checking out infrastructure lines that form the backbones of the internet and communications, server farms - heck, even national currency repositories.
But odds are it'll be some cheap stolen van bought on Facebook that’ll deliver a mass casualty event to a heavily populated urban area (and even more likely two or more at the same time.)
The nuclear attack option is great for Hollywood and strategic planning groups. You can even pick likely locations for attack and do as we've done, set up radiation monitors to hopefully detect a bomb before the attack.
But it is also the least likely form, as so much of it requires specialized equipment and knowledge. And while a ‘Broken Arrow’ type incident is possible, security around everyone’s nuclear weapons makes it improbable.
But how hard would it be to get a van with mustard gas down Colorado Blvd while hundreds of thousands gather overnight before the Rose Parade? Or to deliver sarin to the mass of lines waiting to get into the Super Bowl?
Civil defense means that everything else has failed. Our border security, our intelligence services, even our police forces - all have to utterly fail before CD comes into play. FEMA’s known about the risks; if you actually review the material on FEMA’s site about protecting your home during an incident, it isn't about protecting against nuclear radiation, but from dirty bombs and gas delivery systems.
And truth be told, even the most aware person will gain little by having intimate knowledge of all these procedures. The greatest damage will be done in the first few minutes and be very binary, either you were severely injured or killed, or you made it out alive.
If we're to invest in anything, it isn't pamphlets about emergency preparedness, it is in identifying those who intend us harm and getting that knowledge to authorities who will act on it.
** I have a pack of those potassium iodide pills so Im good. They even protect me from a direct H-bomb hit I think. ***
No, no. I spent part of my childhood at Sandia. You just need to get under a desk, place your right arm, and hand across the back of your neck, close your eyes tightly, then place your left hand over your closed eyes.
Also, drink the water from the toilet tank, and eat the canned goods from the lead box in the garage.
What are those funny little can openers called that go with the food in the drab olive green colored cans?
I know the army would not have lied to all of us at Wherry School.
Yep, not a big deal. Mapped out the sewers and overpasses, even the ditch with the old tree to block the blast from the DC direction if I couldnt product the timing and needed to dive where I could around where I lived. I was 8. Still do today. Lol
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