US Atomic Energy Commission 14 kT Bunker Charlie test - October 30, 1951 (Photo: USAEC)
The fallout pattern from a 5 kT nuclear detonation 200 feet above the ground in the Empire State building (Image: B. Dodson)
The blast, radiation, and thermal prompt effects of a 5 kT nuclear detonation 200 feet up in the Empire State Building (Image: B. Dodson)
A "Duck and Cover" cartoon from the early 1950s (Image: USAEC)
The best advice for surviving a nuclear bomb is to be somewhere else when it goes off. If that doesn't work out for you, though, a recent study carried out at the USDOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) provides some simple guidance for maximizing your chances of survival.
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