Part 2: Is Seattle a target for nuclear attack?
Our region is home to global companies like Amazon and Microsoft - and it's home to large cache of nuclear weapons and military assets.
In the second part of our two-part series (listen to part one here), we answer listener questions about whether Seattle is a likely target for nuclear attack. And we learn about a 40-year-old state law that has effectively stopped all state emergency planning in the event of a nuclear attack.
Listen to the episode by clicking the play button above or on your favorite podcast app. SoundQs is a weekly podcast where our KUOW reporters tackle questions submitted by our listeners.
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If you want to learn more about nuclear attack preparedness, FEMA and the Red Cross are good places to start. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University is a good resource, as is this TED Talk by Irwin Redlener. And here's a video from 1951 on nuclear safety featuring Bert the Turtle.
And lastly, if you feel like taking a trip back in time, here's a list of Deb's favorite movies about the Cold War and nuclear weapons:
- War Games (1983)
- The Day After (1983)
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
- Fail Safe (1964)
- Planet of the Apes (1970)
- Miracle Mile (1988)
- Crimson Tide (1995)