PSR-LA, however, believes that when it comes to nuclear weapons, prevention is the only cure, and we must work to reduce the threat to public health through disarmament and non-proliferation. Fears of nuclear destruction have their roots in the Cold War, when governments and residents built bomb and fallout shelters to protect occupants from radioactive debris.
We simply cannot downplay the threat posed by nuclear power plants, especially considering the sheer number of plants in operation (see map below). On top of that, we have the proliferation of thousands of nuclear weapons all over the world, with several accounts in recent history suggesting that rogue terror organizations may have deployed suitcase bombs or dirty bombs in the United States.
In the article below, Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition and author of the free weekly series 52 Weeks to Preparedness, puts together a fantastic primer on Nuclear Disaster Preparedness that may save lives if the worst ever happens. Since the dawn of nuclear weapons, we have always been weary of a trigger happy world leader hastily pushing a nuke detonator. Each day we are exposed to nuclear radiation, some naturally and some through un-natural means.
Those that live near nuclear power plants should be especially concerned with nuclear disaster preparedness; especially individuals who live in areas where natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes) could damage the nuclear facilities. No matter where radiation leaks or disasters occur, they will affect us globally one way or another and we should be ready for them.
According to “Health Ranger” Mike Adams, even growing your own organic produce is no longer enough to guarantee food safety.
One of the easiest ways to minimize the effects of radiation is knowing where our food comes from and limiting our exposure to radioactive foods and water sources. Having an  electroscope that gauges how much radiation you are receiving daily can be a useful tool.
Thoroughly wash your produce. Despite arguments to the contrary, you can wash radioactive particles off of produce. Also, by adopting an anti-radiation diet can provide natural alternatives to assist the body in ridding itself from exposure. Any food or water stored in sealed containers that have any fallout dust is safe to consume as long as the fallout dust is brushed or rinsed off the outside of the container.
If you are concerned about your water sources, use filtered water in everything, including brushing your teeth and sponge bathing. Did you know that the Spiderwort plant is Nature’s gieger counter? This plant naturally has very dark purple flowers and when they are exposed to radiation or near an area where radiation is high, the flowers turn pink. Knowing in advance how much radiation you are  exposed to radiation through natural and un-natural means can help you calculate your annual radiation dose. Due to the fear of panic and gridlock that will ensue from mass evacuations, most governments will delay mandatory evacuations until the last minute.
If told to stay indoors, turn off the air conditioner and other air intakes and go to a basement. Likewise, creating a sealed area near the entrance of the shelter will prevent fallout dust from entering. To go a step further, covering the windows wood, then sandbags followed by masonry bricks will create a multi-layered protection against you and radioactive particles. If you have signs of radiation on skin soak in a tub of equal parts baking soda, apple cider vinegar and epsom salt. Getting caught out in the rain can also cause you to have more exposure to radioactive particles.
When fallout is first anticipated, but has not yet arrived, anyone not already sheltered should begin using their N95 particulate respirator masks and hooded rain ponchos.
For adults, paint 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen or forearm each day, ideally at least 2 hours prior to possible exposure.
For children 3 to 18, but under 150 pounds, only half that amount painted on daily, or 4 ml. When you know that the time to take protective action is approaching, turn off all the utilities into the house, check that everything is sealed up and locked down, and head for the shelter. If you are told to evacuate or bug in place due to nuclear attack or nuclear leak disaster, keep in mind that this type of disaster is survivable.
Click here to subscribe: Join over one million monthly readers and receive breaking news, strategies, ideas and commentary. Copyright Information: This content has been contributed to SHTFplan by a third-party or has been republished with permission from the author. The fact is, the enemies of the People of the united States have their hands on thousands of nuclear weapons. I believe they probably intend to use them right before the People string them up, hence all of the American Nazi’s such as Bush, and his banking criminal cohorts have purchased large tracts of land in South America. If these weapons are used against us, there will be no safe place unless you are in one of the underground cities of the perpetrators. If the blast does not kill you immediately, you will die an early from cancer or other disease caused by the radiation, no matter what else you do or how much food you have stored. Prepare for the nuclear attack by taking satisfaction that these elite idiots have ruined the planet for themselves, while relieving you of suffering they will try to cause if they don’t nuke us. Here is how to protect yourself and your property from the fraud and transfer TITLE of the property to yourself.
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It is time to stop fearing these fraudsters and become what you are supposed to be, and what the allow you to be. Wife asked me to ask you (and I agree) for us visual people, can you upload or show something with fake names just exactly what these documents would look like? Friends, don’t let anyone deceive you or try to fearmonger about the earth becoming a radioactive heap of destruction.
The food chain migrates all over the planet, and with them will likely bring high levels of radiation along for the ride with unknowable effects.
Doctors used to recommend the health benefits of certain brands of cigarettes (for money, of course). You may well be right, that that does not guarantee that I am wrong about the possibilities. Great Article…but one thing I have come to realize is that I simply can not prepare for every case senerio.
The film was produced for broadcast on CBS and depicts as realistically as possible what might happen if Portland were to experience midcentury America's worst nightmare: the nuclear air-raid signal. Glenn Ford's stern narration describes the all-American town ominously as having a population of 415,000, "more or less about the size of Hiroshima." Gulp.

While it looks like another piece of stodgy 1950s domestic propaganda, entertaining though those films often are, A Day Called X does have actual cinematic interest.
And Portland enthusiasts have recently rediscovered the film's value in its capturing of an era of the city rarely seen on film--apart from the low-budget noir Portland Expose, released the same year. A Day Called X's depiction of preparedness for nuclear annihilation may, in fact, strike you as so realistic that, especially if you live in Portland, you might well start believing the missiles are really coming. Fortunately, the producers have taken this possibility into consideration, so you have only to read the onscreen text displayed during particularly believable scenes for reassurance that "AN ATTACK IS NOT TAKING PLACE." Whew. Amelie Lamont, a former staffer at website-hosting startup Squarespace, writes that she often found herself disregarded and disrespected by her colleagues. In this episode of the Flash Forward podcast we travel to a future where humans have decided to eradicate the most dangerous animal on the planet: mosquitos. Admit it — you’ve probably been sleeping on that same ratty, old, broken-down, ready-for-the-dump mattress that you’ve been crashing on for years.
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State lawmakers are moving to make sure you know what to have on hand when electronic Armageddon strikes. Legislation approved  by the Senate Public Safety Committee would require the state Division of Emergency Management to come up with recommendations about what kinds of things Arizonans should buy now and store in the garage, basement or storage room just in case some enemy detonates a nuclear or other bomb that wipes out power and communications in the state — and possibly nationwide. That recommendation also would spell out exactly how much food, water and medical supplies should be available to last for weeks or months. According to a briefing prepared for legislators, a nuclear blast on or near the ground can damage electrical systems and communications for 70 miles or more from the site.
Having the state prepare a list of what people should have in case of such an emergency, he said, would in essence be a wake-up call. Lawmakers were given no indication of what it would cost the state agency to come up with that list of necessary supplies.
Kathleen Kaufman, Director of LA County Radiation Management, discussed the County’s Multi-agency Radiation Response Plan, a newly developed plan to coordinate County departments in the event of a radiological incident such as a dirty bomb.
Other speakers at the seminar provided information and concerns about treating radiation victims. This scenario reflects the changing nature of nuclear threats, from fears of the Cold War’s H-Bombs to terrorists and smaller ground-based detonations and dirty bombs.
While the information presented at the seminar was immensely valuable, PSR-LA believes that the best preparedness tool when it comes to a nuclear or radiological attack is to prevent it from happening in the first place. But while nothing can be done to prevent earthquakes, there are numerous ways to prevent a nuclear incident. This simulation, planned for summer 2010, will include a medical preparedness session in the lead-up to larger campaign.
Interest in such civil defense activities was renewed in recent years amid fears that a terrorist group or rogue nation like Iran or North Korea might gain access to nuclear weapons. While evacuating and getting as far away from a nuclear disaster is always going to be our best bet, in some cases this becomes impossible.
Whether real or imagined, the fact is that an enemy of the people of the United States may have their hands on a nuclear weapon and when the time comes, they may very well use it. Perhaps countless lives could have been saved and the onset of radiation diseases prevented had the Japanese been given access to similar preparedness information. However, according to history the two worst nuclear events that have occurred were accidental.
Due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, our food supplies, water sources, and even our health have become affected from the radiation dispersed.
Keep in mind that foods, especially seafood from the West coast will be the most effected by radiation. Clearly if the plant has taken in the radiation through the roots, it is irrevocably tainted.
Foods such as kelp, rosemary, spirulina, miso soup and niacin all assist the body in fighting radiation damage.  Other foods that may help in combating radiation sickness are foods that naturally detoxify the body. Planting these in your yard will be a great way to know if you are taking in excess radiation.
This will only cause mass confusion and chaos at gas stations, grocery stores and on the streets.
Seal the entryway with blankets, bubble wrap or plastic sheeting to prevent the dust from coming in. Have water and baby shampoo near the entrance to wash and thoroughly rinse any exposed skin and hair. Skin brushing can be very beneficial, because the skin is a primary avenue for detoxification – scrub along with the lungs, kidneys, liver, and colon. If you do have to go out in the rain, completely cover yourself. Experts are suggesting that if your clothes get wet to take them off and seal them in a plastic bag, immediately shower and change clothing. Everyone should begin taking Potassium Iodide (KI) or Potassium Iodate (KIO3) tablets for thyroid protection against cancer causing radioactive iodine, a major product of nuclear weapons explosions. You should also have near your shelter fire extinguishers and additional tools, building supplies, sheet plastic, staple guns, etc.
Staying on the phone will congest phone lines making it impossible for others in your area to make or receive calls. However, in order to be ready for these types of disasters means you have to believe that the possibility of a threat is there. Subscribe to Tess’ Get Prepped Weekly Newsletter for more emergency preparedness tips, homesteading ideas, and insights. There will always be hot & cold, and planting and harvesting upon the earth and the rainbow was a sign unto all as that covenant. But in the film A Day Called X, it becomes the most dangerous place on Earth one day in the mid-1950s.
It features, for instance, no actors at all, using instead the actual townspeople of Portland, playing their actual roles in a sort of dramatized documentary. One comment in particular, though, set her reeling — and came to exemplify her experiences there. Discounting ways that end with you behind bars, here’s some friendly advice: become an expert in a field everyone knows is important, but that very few fully understand. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, amid concerns about an electromagnetic pulse that can be caused by certain types of explosion. But an explosion high in the air — 15 miles or more above the surface — could damage electrical grids nationwide for weeks, if not or longer. He said maybe state emergency officials need to be figuring out — and telling them — what they need to have on hand.

Andrea Dalessandro, D-Green Valley, said she understands in a small way what can happen when unexpected disaster strikes, having lived in New Jersey. The ideas expressed on this site are solely the opinions of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions of sponsors or firms affiliated with the author(s). The all-day event was held at the California Endowment and sponsored by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, LA County Radiation Management, and Landaeur, a company that manufacturers radiation detection devices. Steven Becker, Director of the Disaster and Emergency Communication research unit, presented disconcerting information on perceptions and misconceptions held by doctors and nurses regarding a terrorist event involving radioactive materials.
The recent Haiti earthquake demonstrated the enormous challenges in providing care to victims when a disaster has destroyed medical facilities, personnel, and vital life-saving equipment and supplies. Dramatically reducing global nuclear weapons arsenals, taking weapons off hair-trigger alert, and securing nuclear bomb-making materials are just a few steps that can be taken to ensure we are never faced with the horror of a nuclear attack. Officials overseeing the crisis may downplay the disaster or fail to alert local residents in time, or by the time the fallout area has been designated it may already be too late to get out. The San Onofre plant in southern California was recently taken offline due to a catastrophic failure of its generators and other components – it is offline indefinitely.
Chernobyl, being the first event, had a fire and explosion that released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, and spread over much of Western USSR and Europe. Radiation tests conducted since the nuclear disaster in Japan have detected radioactive iodine and cesium in milk, beef and vegetables produced in California (Source). This video is a great source that explains how radiation gets into our food supply.
Foods that are high in potassium such as apples, oranges, pineapples and pomegranates are foods that are also good cancer fighters. Remember, it is important to replace your filters after multiple uses. Drinking apple cider vinegar can also assist in flushing toxins and  radiation from the body.
If you go outside, you will need to remove your outer clothing before coming inside the shelter. Exposure to fallout radiation does not make you radioactive, but you need to assure that you don’t bring any inside. If no tablets are available, you can topically (on the skin) apply an iodine solution, such as a tincture of iodine or Betadine, for a similar protective effect. As a subscriber to her free newsletter you’ll receive the latest updates from her 52 Weeks to Preparedness Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning Series. In 1986 Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research showed that this senario was almost impossible, and it was discreditied, disappering from the international debate scene.
There would a lot of death but that would be from the blast first, then the burns from the fireball and ensuing firestorms. The author may or may not have a financial interest in any company or advertiser referenced.
Steven Coles discuss their concerns with Brooke Buddemeier of Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryPerhaps the most powerful presentation of the day came from Brooke Buddemeier, a health physicist with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Global Security Risk and Consequence Management Program, who presented Department of Homeland Security modeling effects of an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) in Los Angeles.
He presented new research indicating greater variability in fallout patterns than previously thought (based on variability in weather,) and offered detailed information on how long individuals outside of the immediate blast zone should shelter in place and the best types of structures in which to do so. This would be no different, and likely worse, in a nuclear attack even with a smaller sized device – not to mention the human, environmental, and economic toll.
In this case, the proverbial ounce of prevention will be worth more, much more, than a pound of cure. On top of that, any nuclear emergency evacuation alert will be met with mass panic and widespread traffic jams.
And, at this time, though completely absent from mainstream media, the government is actively  shutting down nuclear plants in the United States as they come up for re-licensing, citing problems with nuclear waste.
The second largest nuclear event is the infamous Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that occurred in 2011. Washing your food in baking soda or peeling the skin off is a way to avoid ingesting radiation. Calcium bentonite clay is another natural substance that actually absorbs radiation. Baking soda and water is another option as it also flushes radiation and cleans the stomach lining. You can also put baking soda in dish soap, body soap, laundry detergent as the radiation will bind to the baking soda thus  neutralizes it. Having all of your items prepared and in place before the disaster will keep your family or group safe and ready to bunker in more quickly. Science backed by verifiable facts, not hyperbole backed by fear, is the basis of sound decision making. Those in the immedicate area who were exposed to gamma radiation would also die, but as in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, many more died from blast injuries due to lack of basic medical help as in any bombing, nuclear or conventional. Any action taken as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately the responsibility of the reader.
More information about these findings is available in the recently published report Key Response Planning Factors for the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism.
Now, you’ll need to seal around the last door you use to enter with duct tape all around the edges, especially if it’s a direct to the outside door. The most likely scenario is a dirty bomb or a small nuclear devise detonated in some city, perhaps even a few. With most metropolitan areas having only a few key entry and exit points, there is simply no way to quickly and efficiently move millions of people out of a nuclear fallout zone. Foods that are high in antioxidants will also assist your body in ridding itself of radioactive particles. If at all possible, inquire of your doctor NOW if there is any reason why anybody in your household should not use KI or KIO3 tablets, or iodine solutions on their skin, in a future nuclear emergency, just to be sure.
These will be the causes of long term illness and death that will come if there ever is a large nuceal war, not from radiation.
Foods such as green and black teas (make sure that your tea is not from Japan), garlic, cumin, nettles, dandelions, ginseng, lentils, collards and mustard greens are also suggested. Those cities in Japan were washed down, radioactive metal and dirt removed, and the people moved right back in are there to this day. Toss your produce in this clay water, making certain the produce is completely covered, and let it sit for 10 minutes.
You can live your life in fear based on unsubstantiated rumors and bad science, or you can make some sound decisions based on the most reliable scientific evidence and intelligence available. Your way of thinking leads to inaction and almost certain death in any attack, at least mine offers a chance at survival.
That has been shown to be scientifically impossible because of the half-life of radiation deminishing to neglible rates after just two weeks.

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