The Human Toll of Nuclear Testing | NYT Opinion

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“The possibility of resuming underground nuclear testing has long loomed over the post-Cold War world. But only now do those fears seem worryingly close to being realized amid the growing animosity among the world powers, the construction at testing grounds and the development of a new generation of nuclear weapons,” writes W.J. Hennigan. A return to an earlier era of nuclear testing will bring its own consequences: “The United States and the Soviet Union might have narrowly avoided mutual destruction, but there was a nuclear war.” In the wake of testing, marginalized communities were at the mercy of the bombs’ destruction, causing displacement on their homelands.

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