Need for Fallout Shelters

The drill was a most significant show of a Civil Defense Exercise ever done in the background. Russians know that a significant proportion of the civilians can be sheltered and protected from bunkers no matter how powerful the nuclear attack is! What does this signify? The relations between Russia and the US have reached to a country that remind us of a Cold-War age when a nuclear war always seemed an immediate possibility. So we are back to square one. While the older nuclear bomb fallout shelters of the’50s and’60s in the usa are technologically redundant, the US government hasn’t done anything on building modern nuclear bunkers to protect its civilian population. Why?

Because the establishment buys the theory that the whole human race will go extinct after a nuclear war. The Nuclear Winter theory has caught the mind of the scientists, the think tanks and the US authorities all alike. In fact, the concept is a huge hoax. The theory maintains that the detonation of a large number of nuclear bombs will produce as much smoke and smut that it would block sun radiation reaching earth resulting to a complete annihilation of human race along with other living species from this planet. Surprisingly, he never did any active research on the subject of nuclear winter nor was he directly involved in building the models or running the simulations. He often argued in favor of disarmament and anti-nuclear stance at many platforms. They made everybody in the US to think that nuclear war would bring an end to the human race. Sagan visualized the world would come to an end after a nuclear war and for that reason, advised against any civil defense program to be in place.

The Russians, the Swiss, the Chinese and lots of others do not appear to have endorsed the concept of nuclear winter. That’s the reason they are bunker-ready, but the US isn’t. Wein, Choi and Denuit argue that if a large percentage of people are to be saved from ground-level detonation in the Washington, DC – or for that matter in any other city then sheltering is a better strategy than evacuation. Evacuating people to a distant place away from the affected area would be technically not a viable preposition due to the severe radiation effects in the areas after the atomic blast. The only safe way will be that people travel to nearby bunkers as quickly as possible without wasting much time as exposure to radiation for a longer time would reduce the survival rates or create health issues in due course of time.

As per the US intelligence report, Russia is developing a large number of underground command bunkers. A CIA report says that the underground structure is much bigger in area than previously assumed. The threat of nuclear attack is currently not only from Russia but from many other quarters too. Following 9/11, a nuclear attack by terrorists can’t be ruled out entirely. The mass majority of the US people are absolutely unaware of the consequences; the US government has not planned or done anything to safeguard the common people from an impending nuclear radiation threat. The only way people can survive from nuclear attacks is the self-evacuation to a shelter nearby as promptly as possible – specifically built to protect them from radiation effects.

Numerous myths prevail among the people, especially in the US about the catastrophic effects of a nuclear war. One of those myths is that nuclear radiation will last for such a long time that people will have to remain in shelter for a year or more. To stay in bunkers for such a long time is not feasible, and for that reason, there is no sense in building bunkers. It has been estimated that if the radiation dose rate is 1000R/hour per minute after a nuclear blast, it will take just two weeks for the radiation dose to come down to the level of 1R/hr. Many other factors of weather such as rain will reduce the dose rate even further. This simple fact establishes the many people can come out of their shelters and move outdoors safely after two weeks and start their daily activities and go back to work for Wildlife Removal.

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