Way back on February 13, 1960, France tested its first atomic bomb, "Gerboise Bleue" (Blue Jerboa). Declassified documents released recently show that radiation from the test in the Algerian Sahara desert reached much further than they said at the time.
South Korea's defense ministry says North Korea appears to have conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday. The announcement came after 4.9 magnitude seismic activity was registered by the US Geological Survey.
Amidst accusations that it may be preparing for a nuclear test North Korea has readied its Unha-3 rocket for launch. The launch, intended to put a satellite into orbit, is scheduled for between 12th and 16th April.
During the Cold War the Marshall Island atolls of Bikini and Enewetak were used for multiple nuclear tests. The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that compensation for resultant illnesses and birth defects will not be forthcoming.
New research suggests that Chinese nuclear tests might have killed up to 190,000 people over 32 years. Now ailing survivors are demanding government compensation for their terrible fate caused due to China’s irresponsible persuasion of atomic bomb.