History Of Nukes

The history of nuclear explosions world wide and a tally of who set them off where. It speaks for itself I think.
     Posted By: patty - Sat Jul 21, 2012

Watching this really makes you think.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/21/12 at 07:27 PM
I have seen this before. Quite a thoughtful video. There is a book titled "American Ground Zero - The Secrete Nuclear War" by Caroline Gallagher. It covers the nuclear testing program sites in the US. Very sobering. Especially the map of fallout areas in the country.
Posted by steve-e on 07/21/12 at 09:51 PM
I didn't have time to watch the whole thing so if my link misses this point it still makes another good one.

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Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/22/12 at 12:12 AM
I knew there had been a lot of testing, but I didn't realize there had been so many blasts and that it went on until quite recently.

I was surprised how may blasts France did in the South Pacific. Small wonder the French secret service went out of its way to bomb that Greenepeace protest boat (killing one occupant).

I remember in the late 50s and early 60s that we had to wash all our fruit off of our trees because the open air testing was dumping radiation everywhere on the planet. I don't know how much good the washing did, but that was the official advice.

Once got to visit Nagasaki -- the epicenter is a shrine -- and you could see the events of that day are deeply woven into the Japanese psyche. Reminded me of what my dad said of his days in the RCAF in Europe during WWII -- "You didn't want to see that." That was the only thing he ever said about his two years in the war.
Posted by Harvey on 07/22/12 at 03:35 AM
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