Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Americans Are Unprepared For A Nuclear Attack

Gordon F. Sander, Politico: Americans Are Unprepared for a Nuclear Attack

The U.S. government hasn’t made it easy to know what to do when the bomb drops. A new organization is trying to fix that.

Let’s say it’s 2 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon, and you receive an emergency alert on your cellphone indicating that there has been a nuclear explosion in the next town or that an intercontinental ballistic missile is headed your way.

Would you know what to do?

Most likely not.

“I would say that the United States is probably less prepared for any kind of nuclear detonation than it has been at any time since the Cold War,” says Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science and technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. “And that is a dangerous place to be.’’

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WNU Editor: In Russia everyone is involved in a drill every year or two on what to do in the event of a nuclear emergency. In Canada (and the U.S.) .... there is nothing.

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