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To: knak
There is some interesting reading here ...
9-2. Introduction. Critical facilities are very vulnerable to HEMP damage or upset and, in most cases, these facilities have equipment that processes classified information that could be compromised. A single nuclear weapon detonated 300 kilometers above the United States can blanket the entire CONUS area with HEMP effects. HEMP effects are especially damaging to integrated circuits and other sensitive low-voltage/current electronic devices on which facilities rely. It is critical to national security that these facilities incorporate HEMP and TEMPEST protection measures to prevent compromise of information and disastrous damage and upset to the electronics equipment. Generally, there are two concepts to be considered as a methodology for HEMP and TEMPEST protection and a zoning plan which may be applied to either methodology as required ...

39 posted on 02/16/2003 11:16:03 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
It would be heck on the power grid.
42 posted on 02/17/2003 12:19:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (more dangerous than an OrangeNeck)
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