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The Effects of Nuclear Weapons and Dirty Bombs

One thing that I rarely do is repost someone else’s article, but today I am going to make an exception.  This article was first published in Defense One  and was written by Keturah Hetrick.  It gives  some good information on the effects of nuclear weapons and dirty bombs.

How Bad Would A Radiological Terror Attack Be?

APRIL 1, 2016BY KETURAH HETRICK

When it comes to human health, all nuclear scenarios are not created equal. The Chernobyl disaster caused an estimated 16,000 cases of thyroid cancer, while the Fukushima power plant accident barely produced any. A dizzying number of variables go into understanding the damage that a particular nuclear or radiological device might have.…

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