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Nuclear Blast

Before | During | After

A nuclear blast is an explosion with intense light and heat, a damaging pressure wave and widespread radioactive material contaminating the air, water and ground surfaces for miles. A nuclear device can range from a weapon carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched by a hostile nation or terrorist organization to a small portable improvised nuclear device (IND) transported by an individual.  All nuclear devices cause deadly effects during explosions.

Experts predict a nuclear attack is less likely than other types of attacks, but it is still important to know the simple steps that can save your life and the life of your family.

For more information on nuclear blast and radiation hazards, visit:
emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/index.asp