Bipartisan bill allows Washington to prepare for nuclear attack
As North Korea threatens to nuke the United States, a new bill in the Legislature would allow Washington state to prepare for it.
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Current state law requires an “all-hazard emergency plan for the natural, technological, or human-caused hazards which could affect” citizens. But a law passed in 1984 says that any such plan “may not include preparation for emergency evacuation or relocation of residents in anticipation of nuclear attack.”
A bill introduced by senators David Frockt, a Democrat, and Mark Miloscia, a Republican, would get rid of that language.
They say recent tensions between the U.S. and North Korea makes the idea timely.