NUCLEAR BLAST

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After a Nuclear Blast

 

Decay rates of the radioactive fallout are the same for any size nuclear device. However, the amount of fallout will vary based on the size of the device and its proximity to the ground. Therefore, it might be necessary for those in the areas with highest radiation levels to shelter for up to a month.
 

The heaviest fallout would be limited to the area at or downwind from the explosion and 80 percent of the fallout would occur during the first 24 hours.
 

People in most of the areas that would be affected could be allowed to come out of shelter within a few days and, if necessary, evacuate to unaffected areas.

 

Returning to Your Home

 

Remember the following when returning home:

  • Keep listening to the radio and television for news about what to do, where to go and places to avoid.

  • Stay away from damaged areas.

  • Stay away from areas marked “radiation hazard” or “HAZMAT.” Remember that radiation cannot be seen, smelled or otherwise detected by human senses.

 

 

 

 

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