How does a neutron bomb cause injury?

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How does a neutron bomb cause injury?
« on: 15/10/2008 11:44:39 »
If a neutron bomb went of close enough from a person to injure but not kill, what kind of injuries would he suffer?
« Last Edit: 20/10/2008 07:43:48 by chris »
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Re: How does a neutron bomb cause injury?
« Reply #1 on: 15/10/2008 13:17:31 »
Hi, Titanscape, the people concerned would suffer the worst degree burns to cause almost fatal injuries if not certainly painful death.

Also possibly heart-attacks from the stress of it all and shock too.,

Not only the injuries to the people but to the surrounding areas and if it's farm-land then the farmers would lose their businesses for sure. Think of Chernobyl because the Welsh Hill farmers still can't sell their lambs and it's over 20 years.

Also the Belarusian land where Chernobly is. Has been so badly contaminated that it will be unusable for at least 10 generations. Oh!
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Re: How does a neutron bomb cause injury?
« Reply #2 on: 15/10/2008 19:36:50 »
The point about neutron bombs is that they don't generate as much heat and blast as a conventional nuke.
Neutrons hitting people essentially cause radiation sickness.
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How does a neutron bomb cause injury?
« Reply #3 on: 20/10/2008 07:44:55 »
That's right, which means they get rid of people but not infrastructure that might be of value to the person who launched the neutron bomb. The amount of residual radiation is low too.
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