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There's "radiation hazards" associated with having people gather on the roof for rescue (pg 317)? What the hell is that (surely not solar UV, that's ridiculous given exposure timing)? I racked my brains for thirty seconds and couldn't figure it out. The book was admirably annotated, but this bewildering claim lacks a footnote. Combined with the regrettable lack of an index, a star must be struck from this otherwise admirable effort.
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Robert the north tower had a ton of RF transmitters / antennas on the top.

not the WTF, but:
http://img.nytstore.com/IMAGES/NSAPMI...


message 3: by Nick (last edited Jan 11, 2009 02:49AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Nick Black Robert wrote: "the north tower had a ton of RF transmitters / antennas on the top.

so? it's non-ionizing, and anyway your body's opaque to it (this also applies to microwaves). the only worries would be electromagnetic effects on pacemakers and such and thermal burning. given that the building is on fire, i doubt anything power-intensive is going to be running long enough to really have a negative effect anyway, and thermal burn (from EM activity, anyway) has got to be the least of your concerns during a major building fire.

for whatever it's worth, i've spent countless hours smoking bowls calm under (and sometimes in the great buxom of) the satellite dishes atop the Van Leer Electrical Engineering building -- heh, a search for 'satellite dish "van leer"' brings up this post on the first page of results.


Robert also perhaps effects on helicopter avionics, not just human bodies :)


Nick Black Robert wrote: "also perhaps effects on helicopter avionics, not just human bodies :)"

dude, think of a helicopter with a navy convoy. it's getting bathed by RF energy likely equivalent to the highly directional bursts it intersects with relative to broadcast antennae etc.

http://www.hps.org/hpspublications/ar...


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