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2013-10-06 23:00:08

‘Radioactive Clouds of Death Over Utah,’ collects decades of research and testimonials regarding effects of nuclear testing. Washington, Utah (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Between 1950 and 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission detonated over 100 atomic bombs at its Nevada testing site. The toxic clouds flew over St. George, Utah, giving it the infamous nickname, Fallout City USA. The lasting effects of those clouds, however, are still being felt today. In his updated book, “Radioactive...

Very Large Array Detected Two US Underground Nuclear Tests
2012-12-06 07:31:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists searching for rogue nukes have discovered an unlikely tool, astronomical radio telescopes. When they demonstrated that South Korean GPS stations detected telltale atmospheric disturbances from North Korea's 2009 nuclear test, a research team from Ohio State University discovered another unlikely tool. The discovery that underground nuclear explosions leave their mark on the outer reaches of Earth's atmosphere led to the...

2010 Korea Bomb 'Tests' Possibly False Alarms
2012-10-09 13:56:55

Amid nuclear tensions, a seismic reality check This spring, a Swedish scientist sparked international concern with a journal article saying that radioactive particles detected in 2010 showed North Korea had set off at least two small nuclear blasts--possibly in experiments designed to boost the yields of much larger bombs. Shortly after, the pot was stirred with separate claims that some intelligence agencies suspected the detonations were done in cooperation with Iran. Now, a new paper...

2012-04-02 11:11:18

The United States is now in a better position than at any time in the past to maintain a safe and effective nuclear weapons stockpile without testing and to monitor clandestine nuclear testing abroad, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report, requested by the Office of the Vice President and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, reviews and updates a 2002 study that examined the technical concerns raised about the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban...

2012-01-10 23:43:22

A new analysis of satellite data from the late 1990s documents for the first time the “uplift” of ground above a site of underground nuclear testing, providing researchers a potential new tool for analyzing the strength of detonation. The study has just been published in Geophysical Research Letters. Lead author Paul Vincent, a geophysicist at Oregon State University, cautions that the findings won´t lead to dramatic new ability to detect secret nuclear explosions...

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2010-02-12 10:15:00

Through laboratory soil cleanup methods, residents of Bikini, Enjebi and Rongelap Islands - where nuclear tests were conducted on the atolls and in the ocean surrounding them in the 1950s - could have lower radioactive levels than the average background dose for residents in the United States and Europe. The National Nuclear Security Administration's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists Bill Robison and Terry Hamilton calculated the radiation doses for people resettling Bikini,...

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2009-03-26 12:45:00

Officials said on Thursday that the Marshall Islands are pressing the U.S. for more compensation for the damage caused by nuclear tests, after France announced it would pay its own victims, the AFP reported. Throughout 1946 and 1958, the U.S. conducted 67 atomic weapons tests on the atolls of Bikini and Enewetak in the Marshall Islands. Washington has paid out more than 500 million dollars in compensation for health and other problems reported by residents of the atolls and nearby areas...


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