Not so much... depend on how many nukes over all somewhat... but the radiation type and half life is totally different between a reactor accident and a nuke war... Nevada has had 700 something nukes set off and you don't see a whole lot of off reservation nuke issues They were a Tourist Attraction .. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were never evacuated and casualties are pretty much confined to folks who were there when the bombs went off ... Fukushima is the equivalent of 6000-8000 bombs going off radiation wise in that spot in a very very short period ... Nuke weapons are going to be blast and heat and all the associated crap getting flung around thru the air and buildings falling down .
Originally Posted by Clyde
A reactor you got 100 tons more or less of nuclear material to provide long half life stuff and a lot of medium half life stuff but very little super short half life stuff .. Nuke blast you got 50 pounds or so +/- long half life stuff and it is spread all over hellandgone by the blast and the mushroom cloud taking it up in the upper atmosphere and spreading on the high altitude winds and you have a lot of intense induced radiation in the metals/minerals in the soil at the blast site, fallout ( normally non radioactive stuff that gets vaporized and irradiated with very short half lives_ month 6 weeks and that is way way down) the contamination as we think of it from a reactor accident is just from the 50 pounds or so of active material in the weapon pit .. A reactor whole different thing .. it's been making daughters like your cesium and strontium for years it's a 100 TONS TONS not pounds, of active material that last for millennium at relatively high levels 1000's of years not 4-6 weeks .
You really need to separate the two events in your head .. the threat is different, really really different what works for one will kill you with the other and vice versa.
Nukes mostly kill from blast and heat you survive the blast and heat and you got a pretty fair chance of surviving and if you home is still standing, living in it sooner rather than later ( always a good idea to leave the area for a while few weeks) .. just like they do at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.. not much in a reactor accident to make prompt casualties .. but nobody is ever going home again and surviving to tell about it .. well almost nobody .. contamination patterns are fickle as hell the wind the rain the lack of wind rain Hot here not there here and there not there and here ..
very very different you need a meter .. the more bombs the worse your chances the more melt downs the worse you chances ... that's about where the similarity ends
just saying most the folks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ( in the general area , that saw the blast , well may not saw saw [ knew it happened when it happened] the blast , certainly not those at ground zero ) were there when the bomb went off, survived. yes as these things go Hiroshima and Nagasaki were small bombs and that matters ,,, I am talking more the general rule bombs are not nuke accidents and vice versa
Last edited by AmmoSgt; 04-16-2017 at 08:18 AM.
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