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“It is now commonly acknowledged that economically feasible shelters cannot provide protection against the blast, heat, intense radiation, and mass fires that would probably occur in densely populated regions of the country — that such shelters could save lives only in places that were subjected to nothing worse than modest amounts of fallout.” Schell, Jonathon. Fate of the Earth. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1982, p. 35.

NUCLEAR WAR FACT 20: Shelterists in a properly designed 20-psi shelter within 7.1 miles of a target attacked by two nuclear weapons have the same chance of survival as they do living in peacetime and being exposed to normally occurring accidents such as poisoning, traffic accidents and drowning

Nuclear shelter engineering is commonly acknowledged and practiced in other countries. All effects and problems from blast, heat, and initial and long-term radiation can be solved, and costs currently run approximately $2,000 per person. Shelterists in a properly designed 20-psi shelter within 7.1 miles of a target attacked by two nuclear weapons have the same chance of survival as they do living in peacetime and being exposed to normally occurring accidents such as poisoning, traffic accidents, drowning, and so forth.

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