This Day in Nuclear Testing

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    Operation "Upshot Knothole" 1953 Nevada desert.. About 21,000 Soldiers used and little record of a spike in cancer among the Troops. The radioactive cloud apparently drifted to Utah to a site used in the 1956 movie "The Conqueror" starring Duke Wayne. A high number of the actors in the movie subsequently died of cancer and the movie was a flop.
     
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    There were many tests where US troops were deliberately exposed to radiation from tests. The decision boggles the mind.
     
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    23 August


    1953 - Soviet nuclear test. Shot 5 Tatyana (Joe 5).
    1953 Soviet nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    1957 – US nuclear test. Shot Doppler, Operation Plumbbob.
    Operation Plumbbob
    Operation Plumbbob - Wikipedia

    1962 – Soviet nuclear test.
    1962 Soviet nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    1963 – Two US nuclear tests. Shots Kohocton and Natches 2, Operation Niblick.
    Operation Niblick - Wikipedia

    1975 – Eight Soviet nuclear tests. Shots 427-1 thru -8.
    1975 Soviet nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    1982 – Two Soviet nuclear tests. Shots 593-1,-2.
    1982 Soviet nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    1988 – Two US nuclear tests. Shots Harlingen-A and -B, Operation Touchstone.
    Operation Touchstone - Wikipedia
     
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    In the Bad Old days, strange things were done in secret that did jeapordize innocents that weren't aware that it was happening. Not so much today.
     
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    24 August


    1956 - Soviet nuclear test. Shot 28 (Joe 23).
    1956 Soviet nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    1962 – Two US nuclear tests. Shots York and Bobac, Operation Storax.
    Operation Storax
    Operation Storax - Wikipedia

    1967 – US nuclear test. Shot Lexington, Operation Crosstie.
    Operation Crosstie - Wikipedia

    1968 – France nuclear test. Shot Canopus. First French thermonuclear detonation.
    1966–70 French nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    1973 – France nuclear test. Shot Parthenope.
    1971–74 French nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    1974 – France nuclear test. Shot Taureau.
    1971–74 French nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    1978 – Soviet nuclear test. Shot 492, Kraton 3.
    1978 Soviet nuclear tests - Wikipedia

    I'm also including accidents involving US nuclear weapons. My primary source is:
    index.htm


    US accident

    1978 – TITAN II missile / Rock, Kansas


    An EPA report dated February 1991 lists a TITAN as having been involved in a nuclear weapons accident on this date at this location. Gregory claims that 13,000 gallons of liquid nitrogen tetroxide leaked from an unarmed TITAN and vaporized, resulting in the death of two persons and injuries to at least 30 others; residents in town were evacuated. No further details are currently available.

    Chuck Hansen, “The Swords of Armageddon,” Vol. VII, p.290.

    Titan II 533-7 Missile Silo McConnell AFB Kansas
     
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    It's a shame they don't above ground test anymore ... must have been better than the 4th of July

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