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Where To Shelter During a Nuclear Attack

In light of North Korea’s recent ability to strike United States soil, U.S. residents face fears about how and where to prepare for a nuclear explosion. A study suggests that comparing the density of the shelter to the distance and time it would take to arrive there will help minimize exposure to fallout—as will waiting in adequate shelter for evacuation orders.

Where To Shelter During a Nuclear Attack

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While the U.S. and North Korea exchange threats about who will launch the first strike, U.S. residents find themselves thinking about a nuclear attack on our homeland for the first time since the Cold War. Fortunately, science has progressed far beyond hiding under desks and offers some specific guidelines about what to do if a nuclear attack occurs in your area.

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