Nuclear Bomb Testing/Effects

 Nuclear bomb testig sites
World wide nuclear bomb testig sites

Nevada, USA nuclear weapons tests

In the 1950’s and 60’s the US government conducted 90 nuclear test in the Nevada desert.
Nearly the entire US population at the time was exposed.
Children were most effected.
15,000 deaths claim to be a result.
Compensation bills have failed to be passed.

In the 1950’s and 60’s the US government conducted 90 nuclear test in the Nevada desert. Nearly the entire US population at the time was exposed. Children were most effected. 15,000 deaths claim to be a result. Compensation bills have failed to be passed for nuclear contamination through US nuclear bomb testing.

United Kingdom nuclear weapon tests

In 1952 21, 357 men participated in nuclear tests.  Compared with a control group of 22,333 men from ’54 –’98 the results of cancer were lower than expected,  Although amounts of leukemia increased over time. Cancer rates doubled during the period from ’91–’98.  No great sign of risk form multiple myeloma.

USSR nuclear weapons tests

Tsar bomb
Tsar bomb mushroom cloud

The USSR developed and detonated the largest nuclear weapon in history. Although there are larger warheads in existence,  the Tsar Bomba (Russian: Царь-бомба) is the nickname for the AN602 hydrogen bomb, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Also known as Kuz`kina Mat` (Russian: Кузькина мать, Kuzka’s mother).

Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb was originally designed to have a yield of about 100 megatons of TNT (420 PJ); however, the bomb yield was reduced to 50 megatons in order to reduce nuclear fallout. This attempt was successful, as it was one of the cleanest (relative to its yield) nuclear bombs ever detonated. Only one bomb of this type was ever built and it was tested on October 30, 1961, in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

Effects of Radiation exposure

Radiation exposure can be passed down over generations though genetic mutations.

Hand nuclear mutation.