Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | June 29, 2011

Infamous Anniversaries: test ‘Able’ 1 July 1946, Bikini Atoll

65 years ago, on 1 July 1946, the United States conducted the first nuclear test after the end of World War II. Islanders were evacuated before the explosion, which aimed at testing the effects of a nuclear weapon on ships and live animals.

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