Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | August 24, 2011

Infamous Anniversaries: 24 August 1968 – first and largest thermonuclear test by France

43 years ago, on 24 August 1968, France detonated the ‘Canopus’ test at Fangataufa atoll, yielding 2.6 megatons, or 200x the Hiroshima bomb. The atoll was contaminated for years. France was the 5th nation to cross the thermonuclear threshold.

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