Map of the day: A chilling Cold War legacy

From CIVIL DEFENSE SHELTERS: A STATE-OF-THE-ART ASSESSMENT — 1986 [PDF], a declassified report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the nation’s readiness to a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union:

BLOG Fallout

And what do those exposure levels mean?

This chart from the National Science Digital Library’s Atomic Archive has the answers [LD refers to lethal dose, and the numbers refer to the percentages of those exposed to a given dose who would be expected to die as a result]:

BLOG Rad dosage


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