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What Happens If a Nuclear Bomb Goes Off in Manhattan?
Image: Manhatten skyline. Lucas Jackson / Reuters
theatlantic.com - March 15th 2017 - Kaveh Waddell
On a quiet afternoon, two medium-sized nuclear blasts level portions of Manhattan.
If this were a movie, hordes of panicked New Yorkers would pour out into the streets, running around and calling out for their loved ones. But reality doesn’t usually line up with Hollywood’s vision of a disaster scene, says William Kennedy, a professor in the Center for Social Complexity at George Mason University.