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Reporter Thomas Maier reveals how radiation has affected the people of the Marshall Islands. In the 1950s, "Bravo," the "largest hydrogen bomb" detonated by the U.S., covered the islands in "radioactive ash." Only a few years later, Brookhaven National Lab scientists allowed residents to return to their homeland for "scientific and military concerns" despite the potential threat to their health.
An In These Times investigation reveals that "the Pentagon has lost track of the mother of all weapons, a hydrogen bomb ... designed to incinerate Moscow." The article tells a 40-year old story of a training mishap, which resulted in dropping the bomb into the shallow waters of Warsaw Sound, near the mouth of the Savannah River. The reporter cites Pentagon's internal memos showing that the bomb has never been found, and that the military has recognized this as a potential threat. "There exists the possibility of accidental discovery of the uncovered weapon through dredging or construction in the probable impact area," states one of the memos. Other declassified documents, used in the story, reveal incidents with H-bombs accidentally dropped in foreign lands, which the Pentagon has covered up.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists looks at the 40-year history of the Du Pont Savannah River Plant at Ellenton, S.C., where two essential ingredients of the hydrogen bomb are processed; explains that local population has begun to question the benefits of the plant, December 1990.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists promotes the theory that information provided to the Soviets by convicted spy Klaus Fuchs regarding the Los Alamos hydrogen bomb project was thoroughly flawed and that the Soviets used the telltale signature of U.S. test debris to develop their H-bomb, January/February 1990.