It’s a warm spring day in downtown Indianapolis. An emergency operations team is delivering its situation report, one of several coming in from county governments and field teams responding to the chaos after a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded in the city, just an hour earlier. Radiation, fires, and limited capacity at area hospitals and shelters complicate treatment of the wounded and communication with a panicked public.
This article was written by Thomas Gaulkin and originally published by the Bulletin For The Atomic Scientists.
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