NH #345: Nuclear’s Resurrected Safety Lie of “Duck & Cover” – Bo Jacobs, Hiroshima Peace Institute

Featured Image:  Screen shot from the 1984 ABC-TV movie “The Day After” –
of atomic bomb detonation and resulting fireball on the human body.
You can’t “duck and cover” from that.  LINK to full film below.

This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Bo Jacobs is a Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute and author of the recent Truth-out.org article, “We Cannot Survive a Nuclear Apocalypse by Ducking and Covering.”  He discusses the recent spate of articles promoting the long-discredited “Duck and Cover” method for “surviving” a nuclear attack and analyzes the psychology behind this misleading bit of pro-nuclear propaganda.
  • Duck and Cover – see and hear the propaganda film we were talking about:

  • And here’s the footage of the atomic canon being fired over the Nevada desert that Bo discussed.  The device exploded the same 15 kilotons as was dropped on Hiroshima:

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Do you actually need any other explanation of why transporting highly radioactive nuclear reactor waste over the roads is not a good idea?  (HINT:  No other transport method is much better.)

The Missing Links: