TheBlaze Have you ever wondered what would happen if Washington, DC, suffered a nuclear attack? Apparently, some of DCâ€™s higher-ups were wondering the same thing and, like everything else theyâ€™re curious about, they decided to conduct a study.
Turns out, 10-kiloton nuke would be very, very bad for D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland (shocker, I know).
â€œThe studyâ€”â€˜National Capital Region: Key Response Planning Factors for the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorismâ€™â€”simulates and prognosticates a nuclear strike at 16th and K Streets, the heart of downtown DC and only a couple blocks from the White House. The kind of spot a terrorist would want to plant a bomb,â€ Gizmodoâ€™s Sam Biddle writes.
However, as easy as it is to snicker at the studyâ€™s findings (What? D.C. would be destroyed? You donâ€™t say!), the report also â€œpaints a horrifying, incredibly detailed radioactive portraitâ€ of what would most likely happen should someone detonate the nationâ€™s capitol.
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