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Seafloor scar of A-bomb test still visible

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Still Waters

The date was 25 July 1946. The location - Bikini Atoll. The event - only the fifth A-bomb explosion and the first-ever detonation under water.

The pictures we've all seen: A giant mushroom cloud climbing out of the Pacific, sweeping up ships that had been deliberately left in harm's way to see what nuclear war was capable of.

Now, 73 years later, scientists have been back to map the seafloor.

A crater is still present; so too the twisted remains of all those vessels.

"Bikini was chosen because of its idyllic remoteness and its large, easily accessible lagoon," explains survey team-leader Art Trembanis from the University of Delaware.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50724632

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What Became of the Residents of Bikini Atoll

In 1946, when the 167 residents of Bikini Atoll agreed to leave their home, they never expected that their exile would be permanent.

https://interestingengineering.com/what-became-of-the-residents-of-bikini-atoll

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The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear weapons ..... Columnist Harold Ickes wrote that "the natives are actually and literally starving to death." The Navy ...

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Then came, Hiroshima and Nagasaki...

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
3 hours ago, third_eye said:

This was after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

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quiXilver

Such Stupidity.

It's a marvel... the shear magnitude of it.

Stunningly short-sighted and idiotic.

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Hammerclaw

Not even short-sighted, complete blindness. Even most scientists didn't completely grasp the dangers of radiation and fallout. They thought it was just a fantastically powerful explosive. It would go boom, they'd observe, take measurements and readings, put crews back on the ships that survived and sail'em back to port. They didn't have a clue.

 

 

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Manwon Lender
5 hours ago, Still Waters said:

The date was 25 July 1946. The location - Bikini Atoll. The event - only the fifth A-bomb explosion and the first-ever detonation under water.

The pictures we've all seen: A giant mushroom cloud climbing out of the Pacific, sweeping up ships that had been deliberately left in harm's way to see what nuclear war was capable of.

Now, 73 years later, scientists have been back to map the seafloor.

A crater is still present; so too the twisted remains of all those vessels.

"Bikini was chosen because of its idyllic remoteness and its large, easily accessible lagoon," explains survey team-leader Art Trembanis from the University of Delaware.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50724632

That was one of the largest US Nuclear bomb testing locations on Navy Vessels. The remnants of the German and Japanese fleets where brought there and blown up during testing, along with decommissioned US Vessels. But the frightening thing about these tests were the US Navy personnel sitting out at what they called a safe distance to watch. Many of these veterans suffered from Radiation Exposure and died of Cancers do to this exposure.

it sad how many of our Veterans from the late 1940s thru the Late 1950s Died from radiation exposure due to Nuclear testing both on land and at sea and we're never compensated for it in any way.

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third_eye
6 hours ago, Noteverythingisaconspiracy said:

This was after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

Thanks, I know, been a busy week for me, I should have posted " after "

Sensitive topic for me I guess... 

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Enormous Craters Blasted in Seafloor by Nuclear Bombs Mapped for the First Time

Dec 10, 2019 "It seemed as if Captain Marvel herself had punched the planet."

SAN FRANCISCO — Today, all seems quiet in the remote Bikini Atoll, a chain of coral reef islands in the central Pacific. But more than 70 years ago, this region's seafloor was rocked by powerful atomic bombs detonated by the U.S. Army.

https://www.livescience.com/mapping-reveals-bikini-atoll-nuclear-craters.html

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