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Offline Marlin

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« on: Dec 15, 2007, 06:39 »
I have not done this for a while so here is a little exercise for your search engines.

The Hiroshima blast caused complete devastation for a radius of one mile. How close to ground zero did someone survive?
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Re: Hiroshima survivor
« Reply #1 on: Dec 15, 2007, 07:09 »
I have not done this for a while so here is a little exercise for your search engines.

The Hiroshima blast caused complete devastation for a radius of one mile. How close to ground zero did someone survive?


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« Reply #3 on: Dec 16, 2007, 12:21 »
TABLE C: Percent Mortality at Various Distances Distance from X,
in feet - Percent Mortality 
0 - 1000  93.0% 
1000 - 2000  92.0 
2000 - 3000  86.0 
3000 - 4000  69.0 
4000 - 5000  49.0 
5000 - 6000  31.5 
6000 - 7000  12.5 
7000 - 8000  1.3 
8000 - 9000  0.5 
9000 - 10,000  0.0 

From http://www.atomicarchive.com/Docs/MED/med_chp10.shtml
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Re: Hiroshima survivor
« Reply #4 on: Dec 16, 2007, 01:27 »
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Of the survivors, Akiko Takakura was among the closest to ground zero at only three hundred meters. She was twenty years old at the time, and she had just started her morning routine at her job in the in the Bank of Hiroshima.

"Well, it was like a white magnesium flash. I lost consciousness right after or almost at the same time I saw the flash. When I regained consciousness, I found myself in the dark. I heard my friends, Ms. Asami, crying for her mother. Soon after, I found out that we actually had been attacked.

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Re: Hiroshima survivor
« Reply #5 on: Dec 16, 2007, 02:14 »
That's pretty good stuff!  I work with a guy who was in the nuke Navy but never got wet...he was at that facility in SE Idaho that used to be an Army experimental power plant.  That's the one where the three guys got fried back in the early '60s.  The reactor vessel jumped 9 feet up and speared one of them to the ceiling with the stuck control rod.  The History Channel did a great cover of it on their "Engineering Disasters" series.

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« Reply #6 on: Dec 16, 2007, 08:38 »
Among others... Akiko Takakura was among the closest survivors to the hypocenter of the blast. She had been in the strongly built Bank of Hiroshima only 300m from ground-zero at the time of the attack.

http://www.inicom.com/hibakusha/akiko.html

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« Reply #7 on: Dec 16, 2007, 01:23 »
Nice, but that doesn't answer the question.  I think any further thoughts of yours should be directed to the PolySci forum...


 

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« Reply #8 on: Dec 16, 2007, 01:38 »
Excellent response and discussion, karma around (most of you  ;) that is).

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Re: Hiroshima survivor
« Reply #9 on: Dec 16, 2007, 01:41 »
That's pretty good stuff!  I work with a guy who was in the nuke Navy but never got wet...he was at that facility in SE Idaho that used to be an Army experimental power plant.  That's the one where the three guys got fried back in the early '60s.  The reactor vessel jumped 9 feet up and speared one of them to the ceiling with the stuck control rod.  The History Channel did a great cover of it on their "Engineering Disasters" series.

He has got to be pretty old, it was just a mound of dirt with a road out to it when I got to Idaho in 71.

 


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