Radiation Exposures in Recent Weapons Tests

November 1954
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1954, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p352
The article presents the summary of the sixteenth semi-annual report of the Atomic Energy Commission in the U.S. about radiation exposures in the recent weapons tests. During the tests, radiological teams measured the radioactive fallout. 31 American test personnel, and 236 Marshallese were exposed to radiation. A Japanese fishing trawler, Fortunate Dragon, was also in the path of fall-out. None of the American test personnel experienced any symptoms of radiation illness, and medical observations to-date do not indicate that any permanent harm has resulted. Brief discussion of the results and its implications is presented.


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