Population-Based Triage, Treatment, and Evacuation Functions Following a Nuclear Detonation [open pdf - 1MB]
"A nuclear detonation in a major U.S. city has the potential to dwarf prior terrorist and natural disasters in terms of mortality, early and late health effects (both physical and mental), and infrastructure damage. Ground-level detonations are expected to produce a smaller damage zone but more fallout debris compared to a tactical nuclear high yield air-burst detonation. Air burst detonations tend to produce more burns and traumatic injury over a wider area. The discussion in this paper pertains to a terrorist release of a device with a yield of approximately 10 kT."
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