- Atmospheric nuclear weapons tests
atmosfæren i den første del af den kolde krig frem til
Prøvestopaftalen i 1963.
Stort set alle atomvåbenforsøg i perioden 1946-1964
Oplysninger om forsøgene er stadig skjulte eller maskeret
som klassificeret information.
/ Contamination, environmental pollution
- Barium ; beryllium ;
cerium ; cæsium ; jod ; krypton
; lanthanum ; molybdæn ;
neptunium ; niobium ; plutonium ;
polonium ; radioaktivitet ; ruthenium ;
strontium-90 ; tellur ; tritium ; uran
; xenon ;
- Se også: Atompacifisme.
- GAO: Nuclear Health and Safety: Mortality Study of
Atmospheric Nuclear Test Participants Is Flawed, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a
National Academy of Sciences report on nuclear test participants,
focusing on: (1) the accuracy of the participant and radiation
exposure data that were supplied to the Academy; (2) when and how
inaccuracies in the data occurred and were discovered; and (3) what
actions have been taken to correct the data and update the 1985
mortality study. GAO found that: (1) the Defense Nuclear Agency
(DNA) has consolidated and refined participant nuclear test series
databases and comparisons of preconsolidation and postconsolidation
data show inaccuracies; (2) DNA discovered through its comparison
that about 15,000 of the 47,435 individuals assessed did not
participate in the tests and about 28,000 participants were not
included in the study's results; (3) the inaccuracies resulted from
pressures to complete the work, inexperienced data gatherers, and
difficulties in obtaining complete and accurate records; (4) DNA
radiation data provided to the National Academy of Sciences were
understated and contained inaccuracies due to exposure data being
incorrectly transcribed; (5) despite discussions between DNA and
the Academy, data inaccuracies continue, and the data can be used
for approximations only; and (6) DNA is contracting with the
Academy for follow-up study.
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