In 2007, Congress appropriated $5.5 million for studies on atomic disaster planning and were hoping to stage a live exercise in Las Vegas involving 10,000 emergency responders to star in the nation’s first live disaster to simulate a terrorist attack with an atomic bomb. Casinos and businesses protested, as did Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.. He told the federal authorities that it would scare away tourists. The Obama Administration has backed down and said all the money has been absorbed in “studies.” They did say, “no significant federal response” after an attack would be likely for one to three days. By then my ashy body will have blown away!!