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From 1949 to 1989, the USSR secretly conducted over 400 nuclear tests in Kazakhstan, exposing 200,000 to dangerous levels of radiation.

Prypiat is an abandoned city in the "zone of alienation" in northern Ukraine. It was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers, abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Its population had been around 50,000 prior to the accident.

India to Get S-400, Naval Frigates, Nuclear Submarines and More from Russia | The National Interest Blog

The Arlit uranium mine is located in Arlit, Niger. French nuclear power generation, as well as the French nuclear weapons programme, are both dependent on the uranium that is extracted from this mine in the former French colony – more than 3,400 tonnes per year.

Chernobyl's lost city: Pripyat (If you are or know the photographer, please let me know so I can attribute this picture. Rayne)

In 2005, anti-nuclear campaigners CORE (Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment), took the ‘Pizza Cumbriana’ to the Italian Embassy in London to highlight concerns over shipping Italian spent fuel to Sellafield for reprocessing. Listing its ‘traditional Italian ingredients’ as ‘Caesium, Americium and Plutonium’, the pizza was topped with soil dug out of an estuary in Waberthwaite, Cumbria and marked as ‘Best before 26005’ a reference to Plutonium 239, which has a half-life of 24,400…

May 14: Operation Wigwam consisted of a single nuclear detonation conducted 400-500 miles SW of San Diego, California. It was a deep water test (the ocean is 16,000 feet deep at that point) to investigate the vulnerability of submarines to deep nuclear weapons and the feasibility of using depth bombs in combat (there was considerable concern about problems with surface contamination) . 6,800 personnel on 30 ships participated in Wigwam. The 8,250 lb bomb was detonated at a depth of 2000…

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