FEMA updates US nuclear disaster plans

Dr. Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management, presented at a two-day National Academies of Sciences workshop for public health and emergency response officials. Dallas shared “speculative” analyses of nuclear detonations modeled for several cities, and discussed what makes medical planning for a large nuclear detonation more difficult.

Dr. Dallas’ presentation was featured in coverage from BuzzFeed, with follow up at NewsMaxSputnik NewsThe HillMotherboard. Additional coverage in Nature and Scientific American references a 2017 study by Dr. Dallas.