Friday, March 17, 2006

Bikini boom boom

The Castle-Bravo blast at Bikini in 1954 was a fifteen megaton surface blast. It blew a hole over a mile wide and four hundred feet deep in the atoll, completely obliterating the island and vaporizing over thirteen billion cubic feet of coral, rock and water, sending it in a radioactive cloud extending into the stratosphere.

--Stephen H. Osborn, a veteran of Operation Redwing, Bikini, 1956, on opEdNews (thanks, Wolf, for this).

I'd like to read or hear detailed and truthful assessment of the atoll now, and to look at it myself.


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