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Nuclear weapon thermal damage maplet
[icon] http://www.carloslabs.com/node/16

Continuing our nuclear season, H pointed me to this Google mapplet which estimates the range of thermal damage caused by a hypothetical nuclear attack.

Following this, I keyed in the postcode for Peckham Rye station, and was told that the fallout from a modern 340 kiloton B61 bomb would stretch from London Bridge to Clapham on the west, Crystal Palace in the south, and beyond Catford to the east. Zoiks.

(disclaimer: notwithstanding the fact that these figures are for a primed nuclear weapon at optimal detonation altitude, rather than a dirty bomb with the non-weapons-grade material on board these transport services)

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