Nuclear Experimentation

Freddy Enriquez

Introduction

On the page I will be talking about nuclear experimentation. If its safe or dangerous, the side effects, if its advancing, and if we should we be worried.


Is nuclear experimentation dangerous?

Between 1945 and 1962, several countries tested nuclear weapons in the open air. The United States tested weapons in the South Pacific as well as at the Nevada testing grounds. Military maneuvers involving about 200,000 people were conducted as part of many of these tests. The tests exposed these people, as well as others living in nearby areas, to different amounts of radiation. In addition, thousands of uranium miners and workers at several nuclear weapons plant sites were exposed to radiation and other toxic substances.


The side effects of nuclear experimentation.

The radiation causes cellular degradation due to damage to DNA and other key molecular structures within the cells in various tissues; this destruction, particularly as it affects ability of cells to divide normally. The Chernobyl accident occurred on April 26, 1986. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. The Chernobyl disaster is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. The official Soviet casualty count of 31 deaths has been disputed, and long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for.


This website shows the aftermath and side effects.

Atom Bomb testing-The House in the Middle (1954)