by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English
|LC Classifications||KF27 .I538 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 493 p. :|
|Number of Pages||493|
|LC Control Number||94201228|
The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear weapons detonated by the United States between and at seven test sites on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air, and underwater. The test weapons produced a combined fission yield of Mt of explosive power.. The United States was engaged in a Cold War nuclear arms race with the Soviet . The Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation to the General Assembly states that: “The main man-made contribution to the exposure of the world's population [to radiation] has come from the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, from to The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was set up by Congress in to compensate people who have been diagnosed with specified cancers and chronic diseases that could have resulted from exposure to nuclear-weapons tests at various U.S. test sites. Get this from a library! Radiation exposure from Pacific nuclear tests: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, second session hearing held in Washington, DC, Febru [United States. Congress. House.
Impacts of Radiation from Aboveground Nuclear Tests on Southern Utah History. The United States conducted aboveground nuclear weapons tests in the lower 48 states and the Pacific Ocean between July and November The Nevada Test Site (NTS), a square-mile area about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, accounted for tests. The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground by Michael Harris is, to put it mildly, a VERY interesting read. Any student of Cold War history will be captivated by this story of the men who, without knowing it, put their lives in grave danger during the United States nuclear bomb testing in the Pacific.4/5(). Veterans with these presumptive diseases do not have to prove the cancers were caused by radiation exposure, but they do have to prove they participated in nuclear tests. They are eligible for a monthly VA disability stipend that can range from about $ to nearly $2, Spouses of veterans who died of presumptive illnesses also are eligible. Radiation exposure from Pacific nuclear tests (DLC) (OCoLC) Online version: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Radiation exposure from Pacific nuclear tests (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication.
At least , U.S. troops participated in atomic tests and cleanup operations during World War II and later in the Pacific Ocean, the Nevada desert, New Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. They took. A total of , atomic veterans were exposed to lethal radiation. They include those who cleaned up the radioactive Nagasaki and Hiroshima sites after the war, prisoners of war in Japan when the bombs were dropped, and the thousands who witnessed atmospheric nuclear tests conducted primarily in Nevada and in the Pacific Ocean — as the United States Author: Judi Hasson. What can I do about radiation exposure? Potassium Iodide pills are only one of dozens of ways to help your body cope with radiation exposure. Please be aware that potassium iodide does have side effects and can interact with other medications. There are other methods for treating radiation exposure which may work just as well or better, especially if you have . A nuclear and radiation accident is defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as "an event that has led to significant consequences to people, the environment or the facility". Examples include lethal effects to individuals, radioactive isotope to the environment, or reactor core melt." The prime example of a "major nuclear accident" is one in which a reactor core is .