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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 ...

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post
    There isn't one of us that hasn't been exposed in some way or another to varying degrees of radioactive fallout from all these tests. Even a few thousand miles is no insurance aginst the dangers. The fallout spread from the tests (both above and below ground) can be researched and the maps show how almost the entire US has been blanketed repeatedly since the "gadget" was first detonated.

    In Nevada, 'Simon,' a 43-kiloton atomic device was detonated 300 feet above the ground on April 25, 1953. Simon's mushroom cloud rose to over 40,000 feet and entered the jet stream moving at about 115 miles per hour towards the northeast. Around midnight that same day it ran into thunderstorms near the Albany area of New York State and dumped an incredible amount of radioactive fallout over the area.

    Just part of living in the "Atomic Age" I guess...

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    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.
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