Many 1960's New Yorkers Wouldn't Use Fallout Shelters: Being Trapped With Neighbors Was Worse Than Radiation

Our friends at 6sqft recently published this fantastic article titled Fallout Shelters: Why some New Yorkers never planned to evacuate after a nuclear disaster which dives into the 1960s when fallout shelters were our only hope at survival, only to find that many New Yorkers wouldn't have used them at all!

In the 1960s, many New Yorkers firmly believed that being trapped inside a windowless basement for days and even weeks with their neighbors may be potentially more harmful than being showered with nuclear fallout. That’s right—for many, toxic neighbors were considered an even greater threat than toxic fallout.

Check out the full article for more.

via 6sqft

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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