Even a ‘limited’ nuclear war would be devastating

I wish to second the thoughts in the Jan. 12 letter to the editor, “No winners in nuclear war.” The writer summed up the situation succinctly: There would be no winners. Even if, and it’s a big if, nuclear war was limited to the Korean Peninsula, millions would die and radioactive contamination would be experienced around the world.

Today’s nuclear weapons are tens to hundreds of times more powerful than those used on Japan 72 years ago, and in addition to the many who would die immediately from the blast, millions more would die from the subsequent radioactive contamination that the wind would spread around the world.

It’s really scary to see their use being talked about as an option, even a “limited” nuclear war would change our world forever.

Clay Eakin

Everett

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