How real is the possibility of a radioactive attack? Security experts are saying that it can happen anytime. Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network has been working hard on acquiring radioactive weapons. Even high-ranking officials of Homeland Security are concerned and they've been working hard to make sure that no "dirty bomb" packed with radioactive materials will be detonated. But then again, they can only do so much. It's still up to us to make sure that we're prepared in case a radioactive attack happens.

What's the first thing that you need to do in a radioactive attack? You have to go to a place that can't be reached by the underground fallout shelterradioactive materials. Taking all things into consideration, evacuating to your own underground fallout shelter is your best option.

This shelter will provide protection against the effects of a radioactive fallout. It can also protect from limited blast overpressures. The shelter is located belowground outside a house but is reached from the basement. Its principal advantages are in flexibility of shape and design to conform to the house design and in the use of materials that tie in with the new construction of a house. Because of the headroom and interior space, the shelter can be used for other purposes.

Check out this guide to know how to build an underground fallout shelter. Plans are included for proper guidance.

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  • General Information
  • Underground Fallout Shelter Plan
  • Technical Summary
  • Construction Sequence
  • Bill of Materials