Nuclear Testing Chronology 

This timeline is assembled with selections curated from:    Nuclear Testing in the Marshall Islands: A Brief History by Giff Johnson, Majuro, Micronitor News & Printing Company, August 1996.   Micronitor News publishes the weekly Marshall Islands Journal:   https://marshallislandsjournal.com/   And For the Good of Mankind by Jack Niedenthal, Bravo Publishing 2013; https://www.bikiniatoll.com/

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"A-bomb damage, then, is so complex and extensive that it cannot be reduced to any single characteristic or problem.  It must be seen overall, as an inter-related array – massive physical and human loss, social disintegration, and psychological and spiritual shock – that affects all life and society.  Only then can one grasp the seriousness of its total impact on the biological systems that sustain life and health, on the social systems that enable people to live and work together, and on the mental functions that hold these two dimensions in integrated unity.  The essence of atomic destruction lies in the totality of its impact on man and society and on all the systems that affect their mutual continuation."


- Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Physical, Medical and Social Effects of the Atomic Bombings by the Committee on Hiroshima & Nagasaki. 1981. Basic Books.

And if you dare . . . Listen to this 6-minute NPR interview with Australian filmmaker
     Dennis O'Rourke and his explanation of the 1954 "Bravo" H-bomb cover-up       

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