What happened to the nuclear test sites after the nuclear tests stopped? The US alone carried out 1054 tests out of which 928 were executed on the mainland. Out of an initial lack of information about the dangers of nuclear contamination these sites were visited right after the detonations with devastating effects for the ones who were exposed to nuclear radiation. After this slow yet rude awakening, the sites were left alone for a long time. What is happening to them and how are they being managed today? What is the real scale of the damage and harm that they have figuratively and literally rained down on the population? The Trinity site in New Mexico, which was the location of the first nuclear explosion, is now open to the public twice a year, with the radiation levels being within tolerable limits. The blast created a mineral called trinitite, which was sold after the war in the form of jewels before being banned. It is now illegal to collect trinitite from the grounds because…
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