CDC to give talk on how to survive a nuclear bomb as officials warn the US is closer than ever before to a nuclear war with North Korea

Friday, January 5, 2018
By Paul Martin

Radiation experts will share their tips on how to survive a nuclear bomb, Tuesday
Event comes just days after a former top US military officer warned that United States is now closer than it has ever been to nuclear war with North Korea
Advice includes ‘sheltering in place for at least 24 hours’ which they say ‘is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation’
Tensions have been rising between North Korean’s Kim Jong Un and Trump who recently boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful ‘nuclear button’
Kim claimed in his New Year address that ‘the whole territory of the US is within the range of our nuclear strike’

By HANNAH PARRY
DAILYMAIL.COM
5 January 2018

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is holding a briefing on how the public can prepare for such a disaster.

Radiation experts will share their tips on how to survive a nuclear bomb, such as ‘sheltering in place for at least 24 hours’ which they say ‘is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.’

The event is being held just days after a former top US military officer warned that United States is now closer than it has ever been to nuclear war with North Korea.

While the CDC concedes that even holding such a briefing could spark terror among many, they say it’s crucial that people are prepared.

‘While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps. Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness.’

The discussion is being led by Robert Whitcomb, chief of the radiation studies branch at the CDC’s National Center for Environment Health, and Capt. Michael Noska, the radiation safety officer and senior adviser for health physics at the Food and Drug Administration.

The Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation will be held on Tuesday, January 16 at the CDC’s Roybal Campus in Atlanta.

It comes amid rising tensions between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Trump who recently boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful ‘nuclear button’.

Trump’s most recent nuclear threats came after Kim’s new year address, in which he cautioned: ‘The US should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table.’

Trump mocked the claims, tweeting on Tuesday: ‘Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!’

While Kim claimed in his New Year address that ‘the whole territory of the US is within the range of our nuclear strike’, it remains unclear whether the nation’s weapons could actually reach US soil.

Intercontinental ballistic missiles tested by North Korea in July 2017 are likely capable of reaching 3,400 miles (5,500 km), which could reach a US Naval Base in Guam.

Pyongyang is subject to multiple sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and missile programs, which it says it needs to protect itself against a possible invasion.

It regularly issues threats against its ‘imperialist enemy’ Washington, and has long sought a rocket capable of delivering a warhead to the continental United States.

The progress has accelerated in recent years after young leader Kim Jong-Un took power following the death of his father, longtime ruler Kim Jong-Il, in 2011.

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One Response to “CDC to give talk on how to survive a nuclear bomb as officials warn the US is closer than ever before to a nuclear war with North Korea”

  1. CDC IS WORSE THAN NORTH KOREA.

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