1999 - The Survivalist's and the Nukes

Bates & Bates’ Y2K Survival Guide and Cookbook Paperback Book Front Cover, Back Cover and Contents Page (Bates & Bates 1999)

Nuclear Weapons

A more worrisome Y2K concern was the potential danger the date-related problem posed regarding nuclear weapons. While an accidental launch of a missile was deemed unlikely, the chance of a launch based on incorrect data or a nuclear accident, increased due to possible Y2K malfunctions.  The article below was written for an educational journal and discusses at length the lack of policy concerning nuclear power safety in the shadow of Y2K.  Our curator has recorded an audio narration to accompany this artefact.

N.S.W. Public School Teachers Federation 1999, ‘The bug and the bomb’, N.S.W. Public School Teachers Federation Education Journal, vol. 80, no. 4, p. 20, accompanied by Curator's narration (Author's own 2021, unpublished).
1999 - The Survivalist's and the Nukes