In this article, we will explore five reasons why public and/or private nuclear bomb fallout shelters are even more needed today, compared to during the Cold War, when thousands of them were available, in practically every US city and town.
Today, if you happen to call your local Emergency Event Management Agency and ask them where the nearest nuclear bomb shelter is, they will tell you that there are no underground shelters available.
They will tell you to shelter ‘in place’. This means basically, that your home is your only fallout shelter. Unless you live underground, you have no protection at all against high level radiation, much less low level radiation. This should raise several questions in your mind…
Why have all nuclear bomb fallout shelters been dismantled and decommissioned in the USA, when many other countries such as Switzerland, Communist China and Russia are still building them and installing more?
“For all practical purposes there are no nuclear bomb shelters in the US. However there are fallout shelters, thousands of them. But they won’t help anyone if a bomb detonates over their city. They will only help those in untouched cities survive a few weeks to months until fallout decays to “safer” levels. However few people will know how to find a fallout shelter, as the signs were removed long ago and most, if not all of them had their food and water removed.”
Another question that comes up may be; is there still a need for nuclear bomb fallout shelters? What is a nuclear bomb shelter anyway?
The short answer is YES. Just between Russia and the US, there are over 20,000 nuclear missiles that can be counted in an active arsenal that both sides have. We are not counting any of the other nations that also have a nuclear arsenal.
Each nuclear missile contains 12 nuclear bombs in a multiple bomb war head. Each nuclear missile has nuclear bombs that can split off from the parent missile and fall in separate areas or towns, far away from the main missile body.
“Early ballistic missiles carried a single warhead
, often of megaton
-range yield. Because of the limited accuracy of the missiles, this kind of high yield was considered necessary in order to ensure a particular target’s destruction. Since the 1970s modern ballistic weapons have seen the development of far more accurate targeting technologies, particularly due to improvements in inertial guidance systems
. This set the stage for smaller warheads in the hundreds-of-kilotons
-range yield, and consequently for ICBMs having multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles
A single missile would now be used to launch an entire “bus”, releasing up to a dozen independent warheads into a dozen different ballistic trajectories. MIRV has a number of advantages over a missile with a single warhead. With small additional costs, it allows a single missile to strike multiple targets, or to inflict maximum damage on a single target by attacking it with multiple warheads. It makes anti-ballistic missile
defense even more difficult, and even less economically viable, than before.”
The risks of nuclear war have not diminished. Even one of these missiles launched accidentally or otherwise could destroy up to 12 major cities, which means basically a whole nation could be wiped out from one nuclear missile.
The risks of a nuclear catastrophe have only GROWN since the Cold War, not the opposite. Ships, planes and subs can and do carry nuclear missiles nowadays. Nuclear bombs can be carried in a suitcase or delivered in a cargo plane or via a cargo ship. Even terrorists can make a nuclear plant explode or melt down, causing even more damage than a nuclear bomb can. All nuclear plants are nuclear bombs in slow motion.
Atucha Nuclear Reactor Taken Over By Terrorists; via A Green Road
Multiple Nuclear Reactors Bombed; All Nuclear Reactors ARE Bombs; via A Green Road
Any small computer glitch, any meteorite causing damage to a city, or any despot having a bad day can trigger a nuclear war with all nations pushing their buttons in self defense, just in case.
What are the risks of radiation and what are the sources of radiation that would require the use of a radiation proof shelter?
The first most commonly known about risk is from nuclear war, as we have explored briefly above. Dr. Helen Caldicott MD explains the risks of nuclear weapons in our world in great detail in the video/article below. Bottom line, the risk of nuclear war has only GROWN with time, and has not been reduced. So the need for nuclear bomb shelters has increased, not decreased. Listen to her logic about the dangers of nuclear war growing in the modern world in the following link…
Dr. Helen Caldicott MD On Nuclear Weapons, MAD/Nuclear Armageddon; via A Green Road
Related articles are below….Bottom line, everyone has been exposed to toxic low dose radiation from one or more of the 2,400 nuclear bombs set off around the world from the beginning of the atomic age until now. We have ALL been through a global nuclear war, and we are all experiencing the effects of it, some more so than others.
NUCLEAR BOMBS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS
2400 Global Nuclear Atmospheric Bomb Tests 1945-1998; via A Green Road
Nevada National Security Site; Nuclear Bomb Testing Areas 1-30; via A Green Road
Savannah River Site; Most Severely Radiation Polluted Place on Earth? via A Green Road
Downwinders And Nuclear Bomb Testing; via A Green Road
The second risk from nuclear radiation is also from war, through the continual use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons. This war has been going on since DU weapons and bombs have been discovered, and testing of these weapons spread toxic, radioactive dust all over the US as well as many other nations. There is little that can be done about this radioactive fallout, and it lasts for practically infinity, or longer than the whole history of humanity. Read more about it in the following links.
Depleted Uranium – Physicians For Social Responsibility; via A Green Road
The third risk of radiation that may require a nuclear bomb shelter is due to a nuclear power plant or spent fuel melt down, fire or other type of accident. Few people know that Fukushima has had at least three reactor melt downs and three spent fuel pool melt downs and fires, which makes it between 20-85 times worse than Chernobyl.
Fukushima also had plutonium fuel melt down and/or catch on fire. Spent plutonium (MOX) fuel is between 10,000 to 1 MILLION times more toxic and dangerous to human health than uranium fuel is, and Fukushima had many tons of it, all of which melted down, caught on fire or exploded in the accident there.
With each passing year, the risks of another Chernobyl and/or Fukushima grow. As nuclear plants age and grow brittle, fragile and have more deferred maintenance, the odds of a nuclear melt down in either the plant or in a spent fuel pool grow.
The problem posed by a melted down and through nuclear plant or spent fuel pool is that there is NO WAY to put the fire out. An out of control nuclear fire consisting of one hundred tons of nuclear fuel is a global life extinction event. It will not stop burning for thousands of years. Meanwhile the corium is exhaling nuclear fission products, poisoning everyone on Earth, much as Fukushima is now, with up to three coriums burrowing down in the ground.
Nuclear Accidents, Recycling Nuclear Weapons/Fuel
Lists of 100+ Worst Nuclear Disasters And Radioactivity Release Incidents; via A Green Road
Three Mile Island (TMI) Coverup; via A Green Road
Fukushima Spewing Equivalent of 112 Hiroshima Nuclear Bombs Worth of Radiation Every Hour; via A Green Road
At Fukushima Daichi, 3 Coriums Left Containment Compared To 1 At Chernobyl; via A Green Road
The fourth risk is from just the normal operation of a nuclear recycling facility. Each one of these put out enough radiation in ONE year, as the accident at Three Mile Island did in total.
Thorium Reactor Fort St. Vrain Power Station Experiment Failed; via A Green Road
Windscale: Biggest Covered Up UK Nuclear Disaster? via A Green Road
UK Sellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Loses $1.2 Billion Pounds, Then Closes; via A Green Road
Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon; via A Green Road
Hanford – Leaking Radioactive Fluids Into Columbia River Since 2002; via A Green Road
Savannah River Site; Most Severely Radiation Polluted Place on Earth? via A Green Road
Tokai And Rokkasho Reprocessing Plants History, Accidents And Dangers; via A Green Road
There is a huge amount of radiation coming out of ANY nuclear recycling facility, both into the air, the water and into the ground. Each one of these recycling plants pumps out enough radiation in ONE year, to be the equivalent of how much radiation was released at Three Mile Island in total.
All of the above combined are still not as bad as the worst radiation risk. The worst risk is a natural one and it is called a Carrington Event. A huge solar flare can knock out all electricity worldwide, and also cause all 400 nuclear power plants and their attached spent fuel pools to melt down, due to loss of all power. Humanity cannot recover from that catastrophe, and it is coming.
Huge solar storms come along about every 200 years. We are overdue for another Carrington Event, and NONE of the nuclear plants or spent fuel pools are protected.
Even if a natural solar storm does not happen for another 1,000 years, any one nuclear bomb set off at a high altitude, can put any nation back into the Stone Age, by doing the same thing that a huge solar storm would do, through what is called the EMP pulse.
Read more about this in the links below.
Why All Nuclear Power Plants Must Be Shut Down
EMP; Electromagnetic Pulse Effect And High Altitude Nuclear Bombs; via A Green Road
Bottom line, there are more reasons today to have private or public nuclear bomb shelters than at any time in history. The richest 1% are busily buying and/or building nuclear fallout bomb shelters.
The US and other governments are building and digging HUGE totally secret nuclear bomb shelters that are big enough to shelter everyone in the top leadership positions, plus their family members.
The budget to build these shelters are part of secret, hidden budgets that are part of CIA, Homeland Defense and the other 12 super secret ‘intelligence agencies’. Why are they on a building spree? Could it be that they know more than the average person? So what is a fallout shelter and how do they work?
Fallout Shelter History, Construction Details, Radiation Shielding, Locations; via A Green Road
Pets, Animals And Radioactive Contamination In Shelters Or Homes; via A Green Road Blog
Even if there is no nuclear war, no nuclear accident, another good reason to have an underground shelter stocked with food and water is in case of a natural disaster, such as a tornado, hurricane or earthquake. You will be on your own in case of any natural or human caused disaster for at least 1-2 weeks, possibly much longer.
5 Reasons Why Public Nuclear Bomb Shelters Are Still Needed In The USA Today, Why Were They All Closed? via @AGreenRoad
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