Government conducts drills for nuclear explosion in NYC

Thursday, November 6, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Few Americans want to contemplate what a nuclear attack on the country might look like: the damage, the carnage (death in the hundreds of thousands, depending upon where the weapon was detonated) and decades of being unable to re-inhabit Ground Zero.

But because such incidents would be so horrific, U.S government and local law enforcement agencies must anticipate — and even prepare for — their eventuality, even while working diligently to protect the nation from such attacks.

With that in mind, New York City recently held training in response to the detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device, which “exploded” at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue, in crowded Times Square. As reported by The Associated Press and local CBS affiliate WCBS:

According to the exercise, 100,000 people were instantly killed; a wave of overpressure took down buildings for a half-mile radius and did damage for up to two miles; and a radiation cloud swept over the region.

Included in the drill scenario was a closure of subway service accompanied by cellphone service interruptions — both of which would most likely occur in a real nuclear emergency.

The government practices these drills all the time, but they must know something we don’t

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