TITLE

'Peaceful' nuclear explosions

AUTHOR(S)
Myrdal, Alva
PUB. DATE
May 1975
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May1975, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the controversy surrounding India's underground explosion of a peaceful nuclear device in May 1974. Many people believe that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1968 was not violated by the effort because India had never signed or ratified it. However, it signed and ratified the Partial Test Ban Treaty of 1963 which banned nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water. Uses and effects of peaceful nuclear explosions are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
21639082

 

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