Boom! Your Guide to Surviving a Nuclear Attack

date Monday, 21 November 2016 time 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

👤 Matthew Conaty 🏢 Woodridge Neighborhood Library


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Fallout by hjhipster is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

In the 1950s, government officials referred to planning for survival and recovery in the aftermath of an atomic war as “thinking about the unthinkable. A full-scale nuclear war might remain unthinkable, but a one-off nuclear attack is an uncomfortably real — even if unlikely — possibility.

We’ll first discuss the effects of a nuclear explosion, including the resulting fallout and radiation sickness. We’ll then walk through a hypothetical attack on D.C., examining its consequences step by step. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, including sheltering, supply management, basic first aid, and even a homemade fallout detector.

This class is presented in partnership with DC Public Library.


Woodridge Neighborhood Library
1801 Hamlin St. NE
Washington, DC 20018
Neighborhood: Woodridge

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