Humanitarian impacts from a single nuclear weapon detonation on Manchester
Whilst this case study provides only a summary of a single nuclear weapon detonation the conclusions are stark. The detonation of a 100kT warhead over Manchester would create blast and thermal effects killing more than 81,000 directly, leaving more than 212,000 injured, devastating housing and commercial buildings, destroying vital infrastructure, causing massive population displacement and leaving the local emergency service capacity seriously degraded.
Banning Nuclear Weapons
FULL REPORT MEDIA ADVISORY Introduction and Executive Summary The humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapon use are more destructive than those of any other weapon developed throughout history. The main immediate effects are intense light and heat, a massive blast wave,... Read more