Thursday, August 6, 2009
9 Minutes Of ITZ Analysis
Note that people survived in underground shelters as little as fifty meters from ground zero despite having neither blast doors or protective gear. Just a single turn in the entryway gave them almost immunity from the initial gamma pulse, the deadliest part of the radiation emitted by an atomic weapon. People who were aboveground and much farther away died inside of a half an hour from that same gamma dose.
During the blitz in London, the Anderson shelter preserved the lives of people underneath collapsed buildings and in the middle of raging fires. This shelter was nothing but a piece of galvanized steel in an arch with some dirt on the roof.