Nuclear Testing

Nuclear accidents are not the only cause of nuclear fallout. Fallout is also caused by nuclear bomb experimentation. Once a country develops nuclear capabilities, they feel they must test their bombs. When they test above ground the nuclear blasts cause fallout, which can be felt all over the world.

  • Table of Known Nuclear Tests Worldwide: 1945-1996  This table breaks down the number of worldwide nuclear tests by country, year, and whether it was atmospheric or underground. From the NRDC.

  • World Testing  Chart of Global Nuclear Weapons tests, 1945-1996

    In Nevada the effects of the testing that took place above ground in January of 1951 can be directly observed on the population. In 1951 the percentage of low weight births jumped 80% from any other year.

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