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Nuclear Weapons Complex
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ANA Map of nuclear risks USA
Click the image to download this large printable map of DOE sites, commercial reactors, nuclear waste dumps, nuclear transportation routes, surface waters near sites and transport routes, and underlying aquifers. This map was prepared by Deborah Reade for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.

Nuclear fireballs photographed by ultra high-speed cameras in the 1950's.

Nuclear Detonations Since 1945

A time-lapse map of every nuclear explosion since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto

nuclear tests worldwide 1945-2009
Nuclear Test Worldwide 1945-2009:

US- 1,030   USSR- 715   France- 210   UK- 45   China- 45   India- 3   N.Korea- 3   Pakistan-2

US nuclear fallout map 1951-1970

On Feb. 28, 2002, USA Today reported on an unreleased federal study blaming fallout from worldwide nuclear bomb testing for at least 15,000 cancer-related deaths and more than 20,000 non-fatal cancers in U.S. residents born since 1951.

Feb 4, 2016
New push for nuclear test ban treaty
Since the Senate failure to ratify the CTBT in 1999, significant improvements in monitoring and verification have changed the picture... (more)

May 22, 2015 has posted a bunch of nuclear test videos: view here.

July 16th, 2015:
70th Anniversary of the Trinity Test
The first atomic detonation. Oppenheimer recalls his impressions of the moment for an interview on NBC in 1965.

The first nuclear weapon test was carried out by the United States at the Trinity site on July 16, 1945, with a yield approximately equivalent to 20 kilotons. The first hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Ivy Mike", was tested at the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands in November 1952, also by the United States. The largest nuclear weapon ever tested was the "Tsar Bomba" of the Soviet Union at Novaya Zemlya on October 30, 1961, with an estimated yield of around 50 megatons.

In 1963, many (but not all) nuclear and many non-nuclear states signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty, pledging to refrain from testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, underwater, or in outer space. The treaty permitted underground nuclear testing. France continued atmospheric testing until 1974, China continued up until 1980. Neither has ever signed the treaty.[1]

The United States conducted its last underground test in 1992, the Soviet Union in 1990, the U.K. in 1991, and both China and France in 1996. After signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1996 (which has as of 2012 not yet entered into force), all these states have pledged to discontinue all nuclear testing. Non-signatories India and Pakistan last tested nuclear weapons in 1998. The most recent nuclear test was by North Korea on Feb. 12, 2013. - Wikipedia
For a more detailed resource on the history of Nuclear testing, see this United Nations guide, released August 29, 2012, the official 'International Day Against Nuclear Tests'.

1952. USA. Ivy Mike. First H-Bomb detonation. Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands.

1961. Soviet Union. Tsar Bomba. 50 megatons, largest nuclear detonation to date. Radius of total annihilation: 15 miles.

1966. France. Betelgeuse. DeGaulle: "C'est magnifique!"

1967. China. First H-bomb test.
Un Sec Gen'l Ban Ki Moon on nuclear testing "Together, let us demand an end to all nuclear tests and get on with the unfinished business of achieving a world free of nuclear weapons." -Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, July 2014

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