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US Agency Prepares Citizen For Nuclear Attack

By Published January 07, 2018

Amid rising tension and twitter spat between the U President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention CDC is holding a briefing on how the public can prepare in the event of a nuclear attack.

The CDC during the briefing on January 16 will discuss personal safety measures and the training of response teams "on a federal, state, and local level to prepare for nuclear detonation."

Radiation experts will share tips on how to survive a nuclear bomb, such as 'sheltering in place for at least 24 hours' which they say 'is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.'

A former top US military officer recently warned that United States is now closer than it has ever been to nuclear war with North Korea.

The CDC concedes that even holding a routine briefing could spark terror among many; they say it's crucial that people are prepared.

'While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps. Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness.'

The discussion is being led by Robert Whitcomb, chief of the radiation studies branch at the CDC's National Centre for Environment Health, and Capt. Michael Noska, the radiation safety officer and senior adviser for health physics at the Food and Drug Administration.

North Korea government has staged six atomic tests - including two last year - with the regime stepping up efforts to produce a nuclear warhead small enough to fit into a missile.

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