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 Post subject: Atomic bomb testing as a tourist attraction
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:53 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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This one amazed me. People paid for a bus out to watch nuclear detonations not far from Las Vegas. Apparently there were several open air tests in the early 50s.

One image shows troops only 7km from ground zero!

I haven't checked lately to see if the Van Allen radiation belt is still hot, but fish taken around Bikini Atoll are still unsafe to eat due to "environmental radiation". In short, you could live there... if you brought food & water.

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Plume visible from Vegas
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WAY too close!
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Bleachers were set up to view this test.
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Have your $3 ready!
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 Post subject: Re: Atomic bomb testing as a tourist attraction
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:48 am 
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you would have thought there would be concerns amid the public if the info from the manhattan project here and in japan was known , the government knew it ,


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