Time Sequenced Size of Dangerous Fallout Zone and 0.01 R/Hour Boundary After a Hypothetical 10kT Nuclear Detonation at Ground Level

Time sequenced size of dangerous fallout zone and 0.01 R/Hour boundary after a hypothetical 10kT nuclear detonation at ground level

Source: Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation, Second edition, 6/2010 (PDF - 2.62 MB) (National Security Staff, Interagency Policy Coordination Subcommittee for Preparedness & Response to Radiological and Nuclear Threats, Figure 1.8)

  • Note the footprint of the Damage Zones and the Radiation Boundaries
  • Radiation boundaries grow initially, but as radiation decays, boundaries contract over 48 hours.
  • Response managers will need to consider these areas to protect the public and responders.

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