Nuclear engineering

Scenario 2
You are in the Metro Center station in Washington DC. A person carrying a bag opens up the bag and pulls out a glass jar filled with a powder (it is anthrax but you don’t know it). He drops the jar on the concrete just as a metro train is pulling in. The jar breaks and the powder is blow into the station by the wind current created by the metro train. What can you do?
• What would your reaction be?
• How does the anthrax threaten you?
• What are its effects?
• What are the risks?
• How can you protect yourself?

Sample Solution