ABSTRACT

Analysis of Sheltering and Evacuation Strategies for a Chicago Nuclear Detonation Scenario   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Development of an effective strategy for shelter and evacuation is among the most important planning tasks in preparation for response to a low yield, nuclear detonation in an urban area. Extensive studies have been performed and guidance published that highlight the key principles for saving lives following such an event. However, region-specific data are important in the planning process as well. This study examines some of the unique regional factors that impact planning for a 10 kt detonation in Chicago. The work utilizes a single scenario to examine regional impacts as well as the shelter-evacuate decision alternatives at selected exemplary points. For many Chicago neighborhoods, the excellent assessed shelter quality available make shelter-in-place or selective transit to a nearby shelter a compelling post-detonation strategy."

Report Number:
SAND2011-6720
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Date:
2011-08
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Public Domain
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Sandia National Laboratories: http://prod.sandia.gov/
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