The first and second wave could be all over in minutes to an hour (point being – it will be fast).Okay, that said, lets look at a few target and fallout maps…
A ground burst detonation will not only pulverize everything within a given radius, but will also pulverize many countless tons of soil and dirt into the atmosphere.The nuclear target and fallout maps shown below are in the public domain.They vary with regards to nuclear proliferation and opinion of the day during the time they were published years ago.This will result in less overall fallout in the atmosphere, however this fact is not to diminish the consequences…In both circumstances, radiation (particles) will reach into the atmosphere and drift with the lower and upper level winds.Dakota, WY/NE/CO represent known ICBM silos and nuke storage.
Also, it may seem like there are more ‘red dots’ on the map than any probable nuclear attack, but believe it or not, there could potentially be more – given the many thousands of nuclear weapons in Russia (for example).The primary targets will likely be military installations, while a secondary wave will broaden in scope.A third wave would likely involve strategic bombers mopping up what’s left.While they will eventually fall out (some quicker than others), the effects could be long lasting. There are many nuclear power plants located across the country.If the power grid (or part of the power grid) goes down during a nuclear exchange, there will additionally be a high probability that some (or many) of these plants will present a real and present danger if they cannot ‘scram’ in time – while critical systems are held up by diesel backup generators and dependence on a constant delivery of fuel to keep them running. ) are apparently ahead of the US with regards to EMP research and technology.Its use, however, should be limited to radiation emergencies, and only when recommended by emergency response authorities.