P5_2 Praimfaya: The Second Nuclear Apocalypse

Naomi Esther Cook, Emily Jane Baldwin, Thomas James Beedle, Mabel Elisabeth Evershed



In Season 4 of The 100, all of Earth's unattended nuclear reactors melt within 6 months of each other, rendering the Earth uninhabitable for the second time in the shows history. We produce a model for the rate of decay in Caesium-137 fallout radiation levels. We discover that the total radiation, when averaged over the surface of the Earth, is 4.63 Sv yr-1km-2. We also calculate that it would take 156 years until the Earth's surface reached a safe level of radiation.

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