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The human cost of France’s nuclear tests in the Pacific via Aljazeera

101 East investigates the effects of France’s nuclear tests in French Polynesia. For 30 years, France undertook nuclear testing in its Pacific territory, French Polynesia. In recent years, investigations have revealed the effects of the tests were far greater than … Continue reading

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Mapping the atomic tests via Beyond Nuclear International

Interactive map tells the story of nuclear weapons tests and their toll From the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) During the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW, ICAN launched a new interactive resource to discover the … Continue reading

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‘After 900 nuclear tests on our land, US wants to ethnically cleanse us’: meet the most bombed nation in the world via RT

Native-American nation’s land was turned into a nuclear test site. Now, they suffer from illnesses ‘The most nuclear bombed nation on the planet’ is the unwanted accolade claimed by the Shoshone Native American tribe. This has had devastating effects for … Continue reading

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Cold-war spy pictures reveal a Soviet nuclear ‘cloud generator’ via Nature

The operation of a notorious Soviet plutonium-making facility decades ago caused ecological devastation in the Southern Urals1. See the image in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02756-4 Read the article at A Nuclear Generator of Clouds: Accidents and Radioactive Contamination Identified on Declassified Satellite … Continue reading

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France owes a debt to French Polynesia over nuclear tests, says Macron via euronews

By Jahanzeb Hussain French President Emmanuel Macron said France was in debt to French Polynesia over nuclear tests that were conducted in the Pacific territory in the 1960s and 1970s. Speaking in Papeete on Tuesday, Macron said: “I want to break … Continue reading

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Britain’s nuclear past: the fallout from the High Explosive Research programme via History Extra

British nuclear tests conducted in the 1950s exposed many thousands of servicemen to high levels of radiation. Gordon Murray explores the poisonous legacy of the euphemistically named High Explosive Research programme | By Gordon Murray “We were ordered to kill … Continue reading

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American Honey Still Contains Radioactive Fallout From Nuclear Tests Decades Ago via Science Alert

PETER DOCKRILL Traces of radioactive fallout from nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s can still be found in American honey, new research reveals. The radioactive isotope identified, cesium-137, falls below levels considered to be harmful – but the amounts … Continue reading

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France grossly underestimated radioactive fallout from atom bomb tests, study finds via Science

By Adrian Cho From 1966 to 1974, France blew up 41 nuclear weapons in above-ground tests in French Polynesia, the collection of 118 islands and atolls that is part of France. The French government has long contended that the testing was … Continue reading

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75 Years Later, Victims of Nuclear Bomb Tests on U.S. Soil Still Seek Justice via TruthOut

BY Satya Vatti, Globetrotter / Independent Media Institute “They thought the world was coming to an end,” Genoveva Peralta Purcella explains. On July 16, 1945, the first-ever nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. The detonation was … Continue reading

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A message from the most bombed nation on earth via Aljazeera

More than 900 nuclear tests were conducted on Shoshone territory in the US. Residents still live with the consequences. by Ian Zabarte 29 Aug 2020 You never know what is killing you when it is done in secret. I watched … Continue reading

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