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NUCLEAR WAR MYTH:

“By current standards of acceptable radiation doses, it could be ten years before it is safe to return to territory in the first thirty miles of the fallout path.” Kennedy, Edward, and Mark Hatfield. Freeze. New York: Bantam Books, 1982, p. 46.

NUCLEAR WAR FACT: 94 Percent of the Total Radiation Dose Decays Within the First Week

Even at distances less than one mile from ground zero, 94 percent of the total radiation dose decays within the first week. By the twenty-eighth day, 99 percent of the radiation will have decayed. After the twenty-eighth day, the radiation levels are near normal, and the shelterists can come out of the shelters full time.1 Because nuclear weapons may be used throughout a one-to-four-year war, the shelterists may be utilizing the shelters many times throughout this period. It must also be pointed out that radioactive fallout cannot make objects or people radioactive. For example, if radioactive fallout settles on a can of food, the can of food does not become radioactive. This situation is analogous to going to the dentist and getting an X-Ray. People do not walk out of the dentist’s office glowing because they are radioactive. The can of food simply has to be brushed off before being opened.2

ANNOUNCED US ABOVEGROUND NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTS

Below is a list of 214 announced aboveground nuclear detonations conducted by the United States. Many were bigger than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki weapons, and we are all still alive here in the US. The truth about nuclear weapons is bad enough; the weapons’ effects do not have to be exaggerated.

US Department of Energy NVO-209 Rev. 2
EVENT NAME DATE LOCATION TYPE PURPOSE YIELD RANGE
Trinity* 7/16/1945 Alamogordo Tower Weapons Related 19 KT
Little Boy 8/5/1945 Japan Airdrop Combat 13 KT
Fat Man 8/9/1945 Japan Airdrop Combat 23 KT
Able 6/30/1946 Bikini Airdrop Weapons Effects 23 KT
Baker 7/24/1946 Bikini UW Weapons Effects 23 KT
X-Ray 4/14/1948 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related 37 KT
Yoke 4/30/1948 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related 49 KT
Zebra 5/14/1948 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related 18 KT
Able 1/27/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 1 KT
Baker 1/28/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 8 KT
Wasy 2/1/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 1 KT
Baker-2 2/2/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 8 KT
Fox * 2/6/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 22 KT
Dog 4/7/1951 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related
Easy 4/20/1951 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related 47 KT
George 5/8/1951 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related
Item 5/24/1951 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related 0.1
Able* 10/22/1951 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 23 KT
Baker 10/28/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 3.5 KT
Charlie* 10/30/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 14 KT
Dog* 11/1/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 21 KT
Easy* 11/5/1951 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 31 KT
Sugar 11/19/1951 Nevada Test Site Surface Weapons Effects 1.2 KT
Uncle 11/29/1951 Nevada Test Site Crater Weapons Effects 1.2 KT
Able 4/1/1952 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Effects 1 KT
Baker 4/15/1952 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Effects 1 KT
Charlie* 4/22/1952 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 31 KT
Dog* 5/1/1952 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 19 KT
Easy 5/7/1952 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 12 KT
Fox 5/25/1952 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 11 KT
George* 6/1/1952 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 15 KT
How* 6/5/1952 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 14 KT
Mike 10/31/1952 Enewetak Surface Weapons Related 10.4 MT
King 11/15/1952 Enewetak Airdrop Weapons Related 500 KT
Annie* 3/17/1953 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 16 KT
Nancy* 3/24/1953 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 24 KT
Ruth 3/31/1953 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 0.2 KT
Dixie 4/6/1953 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 11 KT
Ray 4/11/1953 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 0.2 KT
Badger* 4/18/1953 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 23 KT
Simon* 4/25/1953 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 43 KT
Encore* 5/8/1953 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 27 KT
Harry* 5/19/1953 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 32 KT
Grable* 5/25/1953 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 15 KT
Climax* 6/4/1953 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 61 KT
Bravo 2/28/1954 Bikini Surface Weapons Related 15 MT
Romeo 3/26/1954 Bikini Barge Weapons Related 11 MT
Koon 4/6/1954 Bikini Surface Weapons Related 110 KT
Union 4/25/1954 Bikini Barge Weapons Related 6.9 MT
Yankee 5/4/1954 Bikini Barge Weapons Related 13.5 MT
Nectar 5/13/1954 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related 1.69 MT
Wasp 2/18/1955 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Effects 1 KT
Moth 2/22/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 2 KT
Tesla 3/1/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 7 KT
Turk* 3/7/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 43 KT
Hornet 3/12/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 4 KT
Bee 3/22/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 8 KT
Ess 3/23/1955 Nevada Test Site Crater Weapons Effects 1 KT
Apple-1* 3/29/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 14 KT
Wasp Prime 3/29/1955 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Related 3 KT
Ha 4/6/1955 Nevada Test Site Airdrop Weapons Effects 3 KT
Post 4/9/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 2 KT
Met* 4/15/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Effects 22 KT
Apple-2* 5/5/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 29 KT
Zucchini* 5/15/1955 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 28 KT
Wigwam 5/14/1955 Pacific UW Weapons Effects 30 KT
Project 56 No. 1 11/1/1955 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. Zero
Project 56 No. 2 11/3/1955 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. Zero
Project 56 No. 3 11/5/1955 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. No Yield
Project 56 No. 4 1/18/1956 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. Very Slight
Lacrosse 5/4/1956 Enewetak Surface Weapons Related 40 KT
Cherokee 5/20/1956 Bikini Airdrop Weapons Related Several MT
Zuni 5/27/1956 Bikini Surface Weapons Related 3.5 MT
Yuma 5/27/1956 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related
Erie 5/30/1956 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related
Seminole 6/6/1956 Enewetak Surface Weapons Related 13.7 KT
Flathead 6/11/1956 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Blackfoot 6/11/1956 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related
Kickapoo 6/13/1956 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related
Osage 6/16/1956 Enewetak Airdrop Weapons Related
Inca 6/21/1956 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related
Dakota 6/25/1956 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Mohawk 7/2/1956 Enewetak Tower Weapons Related
Apache 7/8/1956 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Navajo 7/10/1956 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Tewa 7/20/1956 Bikini Barge Weapons Related 5 MT
Huron 7/21/1956 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Project 57 No. 1 4/24/1957 Bombing Range Surface Safety Exper. Zero
Boltzmann 5/28/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 12 KT
Franklin 6/2/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 140 Tons
Lassen 6/5/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 0.5 Tons
Wilson 6/18/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 10 KT
Priscilla* 6/24/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 37 KT
Coulomb-A 7/1/1957 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. Zero
Hood* 7/5/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 74 KT
Diablo* 7/15/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 17 KT
John 7/19/1957 Nevada Test Site Rocket Weapons Effects About 2 KT
Kepler 7/24/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 10 KT
Owens 7/25/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 9.7 KT
Stokes* 8/7/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 19 KT
Shasta* 8/18/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 17 KT
Doppler 8/23/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 11 KT
Franklin Prime 8/30/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 4.7 KT
Smoky* 8/31/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 44 KT
Galileo 9/2/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 11 KT
Wheeler 9/6/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 197 Tons
Coulomb-B 9/6/1957 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. 0.3 KT
Laplace 9/8/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 1.KT
Fizeau 9/14/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 11.KT
Newton 9/16/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 12 KT
Whitney* 9/23/1957 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 19 KT
Charleston 9/28/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 12 KT
Morgan 10/7/1957 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 8 KT
Coulomb-C 1/9/1957 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. 0.5 KT
Yucca 4/28/1958 Pacific Balloon Weapons Effects
Cactus 5/5/1958 Enewetak Surface Weapons Related 18 KT
Fir 5/11/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Butternut 5/11/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Koa 5/12/1958 Enewetak Surface Weapons Related 1.37 MT
Wahoo 5/16/1958 Enewetak UW Weapons Effects
Holly 5/20/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Nutmeg 5/21/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Yellowwood 5/26/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Magnolia 5/26/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Tobacco 5/30/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Sycamore 5/31/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Rose 6/2/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Umbrella 6/8/1958 Enewetak UW Weapons Effects
Maple 6/10/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Aspen 6/14/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Walnut 6/14/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Linden 6/18/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Redwood 6/27/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Elder 6/27/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Oak 6/28/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related 8.9 MT
Hickory 6/29/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Sequoia 7/1/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Cedar 7/2/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Dogwood 7/5/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Poplar 7/12/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Scaevola 7/14/1958 Enewetak Barge Safety Exper. Low
Pisonia 7/17/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Juniper 7/22/1958 Bikini Barge Weapons Related
Olive 7/22/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related
Pine 7/26/1958 Enewetak Barge Weapons Related MT
Teak 8/1/1958 Johnston Isl Area Rocket Weapons Effects
Quince 8/6/1958 Enewetak Surface Weapons Related
Orange 8/12/1958 Johnston Isl Area Rocket Weapons Effects MT
Fig 8/18/1958 Enewetak Surface Weapons Related
Argus I 8/27/1958 South Atlantic Rocket Weapons Effects 1-2 KT
Argus II 8/30/1958 South Atlantic Rocket Weapons Effects 1-2 KT
Argus III 9/6/1958 South Atlantic Rocket Weapons Effects 1-2 KT
Eddy 9/19/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 83 Tons
Mora 9/29/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 2 KT
Hidalgo 10/5/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Safety Exper. 77 Tons
Quay 10/10/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 79 Tons
Lea 10/13/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 1.4 KT
Hamilton 10/15/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 1.2 Tons
Dona Ana 10/16/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 37 Tons
Vesta 10/17/1958 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. 24 Tons
Rio Arriba 10/18/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 90 Tons
Socoro 10/22/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 6 KT
Wrangell 10/22/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 115 Tons
Rushmore 10/22/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 188 Tons
Oberon 10/22/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Safety Exper. Zero
Catron 10/24/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Safety Exper. 21 Tons
Juno 10/24/1958 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. 1.7 Tons
Ceres 10/26/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Safety Exper. 0.7 Tons
Sanford 10/26/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 4.9 KT
De Baca 10/26/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 2.2 KT
Chavez 10/27/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Safety Exper. 0.6 Tons
Humboldt 10/29/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related 7.8 Tons
Mazama 10/29/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Related Zero
Santa Fe 10/30/1958 Nevada Test Site Balloon Weapons Related 1.3 KT
Gyanmede 10/30/1958 Nevada Test Site Surface Safety Exper. Zero
Titania 10/30/1958 Nevada Test Site Tower Safety Exper. 0.2 Tons
Danny Boy 3/5/1962 Nevada Test Site Crater Weapons Effects 0.43 KT
Adobe 4/25/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Aztec 4/27/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Arkansas 5/2/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Low Megaton
Questa 5/4/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Frigate Bird 5/6/1962 Pacific Rocket Weapons Related
Yukon 5/8/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Mesilla 5/9/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Muskegon 5/11/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Swordfish 5/11/1962 Pacific UW Low
Encino 5/12/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Swanee 5/14/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Chetco 5/19/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Tanana 5/25/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Low
Nambe 5/27/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Alma 6/8/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Truckee 6/9/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Yeso 6/10/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Low Megaton
Harlem 6/12/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Rinconada 6/15/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Dulce 6/17/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Petit 6/19/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Low
Otowi 6/22/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Bighorn 6/27/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Megaton Range
Bluestone 6/30/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Low Megaton
Sedan 7/6/1962 Nevada Test Site Crater Plowshare 104 KT
Little Feller II 7/7/1962 Nevada Test Site Surface Weapons Effects Low
Starfish Prime 7/9/1962 Johnston Isl Area Rocket Weapons Effects 1.4 MegaTons
Sunset 7/10/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Pamlico 7/11/1962 Christmas Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Low Megaton
Johnny Boy 7/11/1962 Nevada Test Site Crater Weapons Effects 0.5 KT
Small Boy 7/14/1962 Nevada Test Site Tower Weapons Effects Low
Little Feller I 7/17/1962 Nevada Test Site Surface Weapons Effects Low
Androscoggin 10/2/1962 Johnston Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Bumping 10/6/1962 Johnston Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Low
Chama 10/18/1962 Johnston Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Low Megaton
Checkmate 10/20/1962 Johnston Isl Area Rocket Weapons Effects Low
Bluegill 3Prime 10/26/1962 Johnston Isl Area Rocket Weapons Effects Submegaton
Calamity 10/27/1962 Johnston Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Intermediate
Houstatonic 10/30/1962 Johnston Isl Area Airdrop Weapons Related Megaton Range
Kingfish 11/1/1962 Johnston Isl Area Rocket Weapons Effects Submegaton
Tightrope 11/4/1962 Johnston Isl Area Rocket Weapons Effects Low
Double Tracks 5/15/1963 Bombing Range Surface Storage-Transp Zero
Clean Slate I 5/25/1963 Bombing Range Surface Storage-Transp Zero
Clean Slate II 5/31/1963 Nevada Test Site Surface Storage-Transp Zero
Clean Slate III 6/9/1963 Bombing Range Surface Storage-Transp Zero

*Larger than the 1945 war bombs.

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