EMP Defense Council(C) Inaugurated to Prepare the U.S. for a Nuclear EMP Strike or a Solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)
Dec. 7, 2010 (Marketwire) --
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/10 -- The EMP Defense Council© began operations today, Pearl Harbor Day -- "A day that will live in infamy" -- to remind all Americans to prepare in advance for the "unexpected" expected.
The following is a statement issued by the Electro-Magnetic Pulse Defense Council:
Just as the September 11th, 2001, destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City should have been expected by most Americans, the bombing of Pearl Harbor should have been expected too, according to historians. So will a nuclear EMP attack by a rogue nation again catch Americans by "surprise"?
"Considering the large volume of information in the public domain regarding the threat of EMP and warnings by several prominent American military figures and politicians to prepare for it, the lack of public awareness and preparation for an EMP event of either type is roundly stunning," noted David Palella, Founder of the EMP Defense Council©.
An Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) may be caused by either a high-altitude nuclear blast or a solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), both of which have a high probability of occurring within the next 2-5 years.
Nuclear-blast EMP events can extend over a radius of 1,000+ miles and will severely damage or impair most of the conveniences of modern life including the electrical grid, medical devices, computer systems, the internet, all vehicles, consumer electronics, home appliances and satellites.
Solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) events during a sunspot-cycle maximum, such as will occur during 2011-2012, would affect the entire planet's electrical and electronic infrastructure. Economic recovery from either type of EMP could take from 2 - 9 years, depending on the severity of the radiation pulse and damage to the electrical grid -- the foundation of all modern commerce.
Moreover, all airborne planes, air-traffic control nationwide, nuclear power-plant control systems, acute-care medical equipment, implanted electronic medical devices, elevators, and heating & cooling systems would cease functioning immediately, leading to 100s of thousands of deaths nationwide in a few minutes or hours.
Back-up generators and emergency-response equipment, even those not in operation at the time of an EMP event, would also be severely damaged and become inoperable, thus causing more near-term casualties.
"Development of an EMP-resistant electrical grid, EMP-hardened capital and durable goods, land and airborne vehicles, medical equipment, and transportation systems offers industry and governments the opportunity to engage in tenable job creation and economic development programs that should include R&D tax credits and tax holidays, other investment incentives, and engineering training initiatives," observed David Palella.
In particular, due to hosting the largest concentration of American military hardware in the world, San Diego is a prime target for a terrorist EMP attack, rivaled only by the easily-addressed combined target of New York City, Washington, DC, and Norfolk, Virginia. Thus, San Diego should be exceptionally proactive in preparing for EMP and setting an example for the rest of America.
Sadly, little is being done nationwide by governments, companies, schools and the non-profit sector to prepare for EMP. The EMP Defense Council©, a for-profit business unit of BioScience Ventures Inc., will act as a catalyst to mobilize companies, industry associations, standards-setting groups, product designers, engineering schools and government entities to prepare America for EMP.
For more information regarding the activities of the EMP Defense Council, please contact:
David A. Palella
EMP DEFENSE COUNCIL©
[a business unit of BioScience Ventures Inc.]
San Diego, California
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EMP Defense Council -- Preparing for Electro-Magnetic Pulse