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Learning material about the nuclear disaster and TPNW

Supplementary material (English PDF) ビキニ教材資料 (Japanese PDF)

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New Video Shows Largest Hydrogen Bomb Ever Exploded via The New York Times

[…] Last week, the Russian nuclear energy agency, Rosatom, released a 30-minute, formerly secret documentary video about the world’s largest hydrogen bomb detonation. The explosive force of the device — nicknamed Tsar Bomba, or the Tsar’s bomb, and set off on Oct. 30, … Continue reading

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How Japanese scientists confronted the U.S. and Japanese governments to reveal the effects of Bikini H-bomb tests via Asia-Pacific Journal

The original Japanese text can be found here. […] After World War II when Japan was under Allied Occupation (1945-1952), research on atomic energy was strictly prohibited. However, in 1950 permission was granted for research on radioactive isotopes. Okano traveled throughout … Continue reading

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Decades Later, Sickness Among Airmen After a Hydrogen Bomb Accident via The New York Times

[…] It was a late winter night in 1966 and a fully loaded B-52 bomber on a Cold War nuclear patrol had collided with a refueling jet high over the Spanish coast, freeing four hydrogen bombs that went tumbling toward … Continue reading

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A Hydrogen Bomb by Any Other Name by The New Yorker

This isn’t the first time that experts have sparred over what is, and what isn’t, an H-bomb. In a long, dull official speech about the budget of the Soviet Union, given in early August of 1953, Premier Georgy Malenkov announced … Continue reading

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12 August 1953 – Soviet ‘RDS-6’ test via CTBTO

RDS-6, nicknamed “Joe 4” by the United States, was the fifth nuclear test conducted by the Soviet Union. With a force equivalent to 400 kilotons of TNT (around 30 times the Hiroshima bomb’s yield), it was the country’s largest test … Continue reading

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