Editorial: The Bang Gets Bigger-Why?

April 1954
New Republic;4/5/54, Vol. 130 Issue 14, p7
This article focuses on the hydrogen explosion by the U.S. scientists in the Marshall Islands on 1st March 1953. According to Representative Chet Holifield of the Joint Atomic Energy Committee, the explosion was far beyond what was predicted that one might say it was out of control. The unexpected results of the explosion were caused by miscalculation. It was set off under unfavorable conditions and as a result of these errors, 379 persons were exposed to radiation and 23 Japanese fishermen were burned.


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