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DeKalb County, Illinois
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Land Area: 634.16 square miles
Population Density: 163.57 people per square mile
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The explosion sucks up bits of the ground around the bomb, carries them high into the air, blasts them into tiny particles and irradiates them. These particles can be carried hundreds, or even thousands of miles, as they slowly drift down to earth in a a "fallout cloud." Where the cloud passes and lands, it showers radioactivity. Exposure to uncontrolled radioactivity can be harmful to living organisms. Because winds are very unpredictable, the fallout information shown here is based upon the average winds. Small changes in the wind can cause large changes in the results.
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* = The average fallout received in a one month period following the blasts. Certain areas may receive more or less depending on winds and other factors.