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To: Jigsaw John; peyton randolph
The fact is, no one will probably ever know if being in that area after the fact, was the cause of his death, many years later.

Highly unlikely that the radiation contributed to his death in any way. The highest levels of radiation produced by atomic bombs tend to dissipate fairly quickly (short half life or are simply dispersed by win and rain) after detonation. Being near the detonation or around ground zero very shortly thereafter can cause serious radiation exposure. However, weeks or months later the radiation has already started to dissipate.

In December 1961, the United States detonated an atomic bomb in a salt dome about 40km south of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Six months later, crews drilled down and entered the cavity created by the detonation. While radiation still existed, the intense radiation created by the blast had long dissipated.

22 posted on 12/18/2005 10:19:34 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Those Who Want to Impeach President Bush Are the Party of Treason.)
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To: COEXERJ145
Highly unlikely that the radiation contributed to his death in any way.

If you read my other posts, you'd realize that I was making that point. He died at 96. It is like blaming George Burns' death on cigars when he died at age 100.

23 posted on 12/18/2005 10:23:13 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: COEXERJ145

Here's a site and some links put together with the help of atomic test veterans. Are you referring to the Nougat test in 1961 by chance, not sure if that was the Carlsbad one..

Quite a few blasts were set off over the years here in the homeland.

Atmospheric Atomic Weapons Tests
http://www.aracnet.com/~pdxavets/a_tests.htm

Atomic Veterans History Project
http://www.aracnet.com/~pdxavets/index.shtml


26 posted on 12/18/2005 10:45:34 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: COEXERJ145
Highly unlikely

Like I said, we'll never know.

41 posted on 12/18/2005 11:22:28 AM PST by Jigsaw John
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To: COEXERJ145
here is a previous post that I left when discussing how bad atomic weapons are. I think Atomic Weapons are GREAT!!!Have you all seen Nagasaki recently?^

http://www1.city.nagasaki.nagasaki.jp/kokusai/index-e.html

Looks like atomic weapons are good for business.

Clears out the dead wood.

Brings about peace.

Encourages people to live in peace as opposed to opening their yaps about ruling the world or wiping this or that country off the face of the earth.

I say, "Peace through superior firepower".


43 posted on 12/18/2005 11:26:33 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: COEXERJ145

You must have forgotten about Cobalt Thorium G...


52 posted on 12/18/2005 11:54:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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