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  •  I was living in Philadelphia at the time (8+ / 0-)

    and people were leaving the city. I stayed and it was a little spooky because we really had no idea if we were going to be subject to radiation. No one knew and that is why it was scary.  We still do not know if there was any harm and probably we will never know.

    •  If there is harm, you will know. I was a kid in (12+ / 0-)

      Utah in the fifties. I had an uncle who was a "downwinder" because he was paying for his dream, a small ranch to raise his family on, by driving truck between S.L. and Las Vegas during the time when open air testing was being done.

      He lived long enough to see some of it, but the cancer got him. Oh, and we also had the uranium mines, and the uranium mills, and those, over time, they sent their share to early graves also.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 05:42:52 PM PDT

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    •  I was in Allentown /nt (1+ / 0-)
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      In the end, reality always wins.

      by Lenny Flank on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 08:08:51 PM PDT

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    •  I was living right outside Harrisburg PA and (2+ / 0-)
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      teaching in a suburban school there.  First we were told not to let the students outside  and keep all the windows shut.
      Then we were told only to release students to a bus or a car.

      People started leaving town and there were traffic jams , especially on the weekend. I just know that on a Friday afternoon, I left for the weekend to visit my parents who lived 2 hours away in Central PA.   Things began to calm down after that.

      So I lived quite close but we still had school everyday and a lot of people just went about their business while others panicked.  

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      by wishingwell on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 07:06:28 AM PDT

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