Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | December 18, 2011

Infamous Anniversaries – 18 December 1970: the Baneberry Incident

On 18 December 1970, the United States conducted the ‘Baneberry’ nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. Although the explosion was set off 270 metres below the surface, a large cloud of radioactive dust was released into the atmosphere, affecting test site workers and spreading to other U.S. states.

http://www.ctbto.org/specials/infamous-anniversaries/18-december-1970-the-baneberry-incident/


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