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Nuclear fallout

Nuclear fallout, or simply fallout, is the residual radioactive material propelled into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast, so called because it "falls out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash created when a nuclear weapon explodes. Fallout may get entrained with the products of a pyrocumulus cloud and fall as black rain (rain darkened by soot and other particulates).

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1. Travel in a direction perpendicular to the direction the wind is blowing. 2. You must be at least 30 miles from the blast to clear the most lethal dosages of radiation. 3. There are 3000 REMs (measurement of radiation) 30 miles from the blast. 4. There are 900 REMs 90 miles from the blast. 900 REMs can cause death in 2-14 days. 5. There are 300 REMs at 160 miles. 300 REMs can damage nerve cells, the digestive tract, and cause hair loss. 6. When you reach 250 miles from the epicenter the potential for radiation damage is reduced to non-permanent levels. Source: SEAL Survival Guide: Courtley, C & Largo, M. (2012). A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving any Disaster. United States: Gallery Books

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