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Entries Tagged as 'Nuclear Terrorism'

New Study Calls For Public To Adopt “A Basement Shelter Strategy” Rather Than Evacuate In Event Of Nuclear Explosion. Government Should Begin That Discussion

September 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A new Stanford University study recommends that in the event of a nuclear explosion, people in large metropolitan areas are better off sheltering-in-place in basements for 12-24 hours than trying to evacuate immediately, unless a lengthy warning period is provided.
In the report, “Analyzing Evacuation Versus Shelter-in-Place Strategies After a Terrorist Nuclear Detonation,” which is published [...]

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Tags: Nuclear Terrorism

“Countdown To Zero”: New Documentary On Nuclear Proliferation Tries To Rally Public Support For Disarmament

August 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I was recently sent a screening copy of a compelling new documentary, “Countdown To Zero” about nuclear proliferation. Featuring interviews with a who’s who of world leaders and nuclear experts, the movie traces the history of the atomic bomb through the current nuclear threat.
Nine nations now have nuclear weapons and the movie argues that number could [...]

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Tags: Media · Nuclear Terrorism

Report Says U.S. Unprepared For Improvised Nuke Device Detonation, Urges Public Education Effort To Inform Citizens On What To Do To If It Happens

August 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

A report released earlier this year by Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness argues that “the U.S. remains unprepared to cope with the possibility of an attack on a major city by terrorists capable of acquiring and detonating an improvised nuclear device” — and urges a public education effort to inform Americans on what they [...]

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Tags: Nuclear Terrorism · Preparedness Reports

“Nuclear Alert Sirens Fall Short For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing”

August 10th, 2010 · No Comments

The University of Maryland’s Center for Health & Homeland Security’s blog has an interesting post on shortcomings in emergency alert systems for the deaf and hard of hearing.
In the post, Nuclear Alert Sirens Fall Short For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing,” Greg Sunshine points out that in the event of a radiological emergency, people [...]

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Tags: Disabled Preparedness · Diverse Communities Preparedness · Emergency Alerts · Nuclear Terrorism

WMD Preparedness Expert Says Public Should Realize Nuke Terror Attack “Could Happen” Here & Learn Protective Response Measures

July 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In a radio interview this week, a leading expert on weapons of mass destruction preparedness said that the public needs to realize that a nuclear terror incident is a possibility, and they should learn some protective response steps for themselves and their families.
Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said [...]

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Tags: Nuclear Terrorism · Preparedness Conferences

At Conference, White House Aide Calls For Public Education On What To Do After Nuclear Detonation

July 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I wanted to post an interesting report released today summarizing the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC’s conference, “Preparing to Save Lives and Recover After a Nuclear Detonation: Implications for U.S. Policy”.
The Center “convened the invitational meeting to examine critical issues associated with response to and recovery from a nuclear detonation and to consider the policy [...]

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Tags: Nuclear Terrorism · Preparedness Events

The New “Biosecurity Blog”

June 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I wanted to bring your attention to a brand new blog authored by Col. Randy Larsen (ret.), Biosecurity Blog.
Randy, a friend of this blog, has an illustrious and varied career in the military, homeland security and communications. Most recently, he was the Executive Director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Nuclear Terrorism · Preparedness 2.0

Peggy Noonan: Public/Government Complacent On WMD Threat (”Our Eye Is Off The Ball”), Warns Of “Second Failure Of Imagination”

June 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan has a column about the nation’s lack of readiness for weapons of mass destruction (WMD), “‘We Are Totally Unprepared’: Nine years after 9/11, a chilling complacency about WMD attacks.” She writes:
The most important overlooked story of the past few weeks was overlooked because it was not surprising. Also because no [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Media · Nuclear Terrorism

New Congressional Legislation Would Require Government To Better Inform Public On WMD’s

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

A bill, co-sponsored by a bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee and introduced yesterday, would require the U.S. government to better inform the public about weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Those provisions are part of comprehensivelegislation addressing the WMD threat which is based largely on the recommendations of the Commission on the [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Congress · Nuclear Terrorism

Top DHS Official Says U.S. Has “To Start Thinking Very Seriously About What We Would Actually Do The Day After [A Nuclear Or Biological] Attack” — And Explain To Public We Could Recover

June 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments

A top Department of Homeland Security Department official said yesterday that the U.S. has “to start thinking very seriously about what we would actually do the day after [a biological or nuclear] attack” and explain to the public that we could recover from such an incident.
The speech was reported in an article by Martin Matishak [...]

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Tags: Biological Terrorism · Congress · Nuclear Terrorism