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ADDING INSULT TO INJURY

posted Apr 2, 2017, 1:43 PM by Chester CND
From 27th to 31st March negotiations were going on at the UN headquarters in New York to try and move further towards a legally binding global ban on nuclear weapons.
Our government opted themselves out of these negotiations despite saying they support multilateral disarmament.  Most of our press decided the talks were un-newsworthy.

This is what happens when a nuclear bomb goes off  

BLAST WAVE

1/2 of energy released -  travelling at supersonic speed - trauma to lungs, internal organs, eardrums rupture etc. - throws bodies and missiles around - ruptures to gas lines, downs power lines, electrical short circuits, damage to chemical/industrials plants etc.

HEAT

1 – 100 million degrees C - 1/3 of energy released - travelling at speed of light - Flash burns, Retina Burns, Flash Blindness etc. - Hot gases suck up air creating hurricane winds - A high enough ground temperature will consume oxygen and flammable materials.

RADIATION

pulse of neutrons and gamma rays irradiate all living things - neutrons induce radioactivity in soil, building and other materials (relatively short term) - Radio active dust from fall out falls back to earth - locally or across the globe depending on height in atmosphere -Short to long term consequences, Cancer, sterility etc. - Ionising radiation can affect DNA.

ELECTRO MAGNETIC PULSE

damages electrical equipment taking out vital modern day services



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