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Unit 4 Nuclear Threat 4-9 Minimizing Immediate Blast Hazards Within a certain radius of a given blast, total destruction of life and property from the blast and thermal effects is inevitable. High initial neutron and gamma radiation exposures may result in additional casualties. Table 4-1 below shows typical distances associated with certain effects of a 10 kiloton explosion. Table 4-1 Distances of Effects From a 10 Kiloton Nuclear Bomb Effect Range Area miles km square square miles km Blast and Thermal Crater (everything is vaporized) 0.25 0.4 0.19 0.5 Destruction of brick structures
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Unformatted text preview: 0.9 1.4 2.5 6.1 Destruction of wooden structures 1.5 2.4 7 18 Forest fires (dry conditions) 3-6 5-10 28-113 78-314 Nuclear Radiation Immediate death from initial radiation .5 .8 1 2 Fallout sufficient to kill persons in the open 10 16 314 803 Obviously, the distance away from the blast is very important in determining survival chances. Within the most destructive radius, protection from the blast and thermal pulse is highly unlikely. If warned of an impending nuclear detonation, take shelter in the best protected facility available....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MPA mpa1 taught by Professor Scotts during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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