Is “duck and cover” really back?

Seth Shelden

You would think all you need to do in the event of a nuclear attack was to revive the nonsense of “duck and cover”, watching the recent New York City Office of Emergency Management PSA suggesting a nuclear attack could be survivable. Now, non-proliferation, peace and disarmament groups have pushed back. This week on Nuclear Hotseat, Libbe HaLevy talks to two members of the New York chapter of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons — ICAN — which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

Here is the misleading PSA:

Listen to Dr. Kathleen Sullivan and Seth Shelden (pictured in headline at ICAN Vienna conference) debunk it on this week’s edition of Nuclear Hotseat.

And this week’s Hot Story from Beyond Nuclear’s Linda Pentz Gunter addresses the racial and gender inequities along the nuclear fuel chain and questions why political leaders who support a Just Transition to green energy can justify their enthusiasm for nuclear power.


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