Nuclear threats are real, but are you in danger or not?
We use nuclear power for two main purposes, in power plants and in bombs. Both of them pose grave dangers that you shouldn't take lightly.
If you're thinking of a bomb, that's quite straight forward. There's a huge amount of energy being released at once. After the initial heat wave, radiation winds sweep the landscape, frying and altering any living organism in its way. It's not a pretty site, but we've seen it before. Also, after the initial detonation, things tend to get back to normal in a reasonable amount of time.
Therefore, if you are really concerned about nuclear threats and if you have made a decision to prepare for such a disaster, it would be worth your while to make a map of power plants that are nearby.
Last but not least, we have the remainder of plants built around the Northeast states and around Great Lakes area. However, these are right in the middle of Tornado Alley.
In addition to risks brought by natural phenomenon, there are risks of terrorist attacks. For instance, an EMP attack could affect a very large area of the country, shutting down everything in sight.
This is the real threat, radiation coming from the rods that can't be cooled.
This is precisely what happened at Fukushima and this is what almost happened with Three Mile Island in Harrisburg PA. This is what you need to take into account. It doesn't make sense to get past the initial attack if you're going to have a ticking bomb in the nearest nuclear facility, irradiating everything around it.
Make sure that you consider how close your home, workplace, kid's school, and your safe house are to one of these plants. Make sure that you can get there in time. Consider that even if you bug in, you won't be able to get out if you're too close to the threat.
This would be a great time to consider including some radiation monitors in your survival plan if you haven't done it already. I'll send more about radiation monitors in a following e-mail, so make sure that you open what I'm sending your way.
All disasters entail certain things that you can't control. However, there are still many things that you can do if you want to survive the end days. Make sure that you research and plan ahead. Knowing your environment and carefully assessing all potential threats is the only way you'll keep yourself and your family safe.
Never lose faith. Godspeed.
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