Animated map of all the nuclear explosions in the world from 1945-1998
This is a discussion on Animated map of all the nuclear explosions in the world from 1945-1998 within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; There is no fallout from underground tests, and minimal from airbursts (where the fireball never reaches the surface to suck up dirt). There is a ...
August 7th, 2010 03:36 AM
There is no fallout from underground tests, and minimal from airbursts (where the fireball never reaches the surface to suck up dirt). There is a big argument in the radiological community about whether there is level of exposure that has no adverse effect. There appears to be such a level, or at least the impact is drowned out by the body's repair mechanism or gets below the level where it is detectable against the background. Doesn't really matter anymore, as the test ban treaty has stopped almost all testing, both above and below ground.
They don't show the South African / Israeli tests, because neither government has ever admitted that the flash caught by satellites over the ocean was a nuclear bomb test. And no one was able to get to the location fast enough to get confirmation evidence.
August 7th, 2010 05:10 AM
Kind of scary to think that something that happened 2000 miles away can affect our lives so much. I had no idea this many nukes had been set off - above ground or below it.
Originally Posted by boscobeans
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