Old nuclear bomb tests are still haunting us today

From Verge Science.

In 1946, the American military detonated a nuke underwater in the Pacific Ocean to see what would happen to abandoned warships nearby. In this video, we trace the far-reaching consequences of that test. It leads all the way to the present day; to a major American city; and to a nuclear scandal that’s cost millions and has put people behind bars.

Thanks to our friends at Curbed for their collaboration on this story. You can follow their excellent reporting here: http://bit.ly/2NAxLVC

Some historical documents to check out:
https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML0425/ML042580203.pdf
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4618706-1946-Cable-to-Joint-Chiefs.html

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