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Operation Crossroads

United States. General Accounting Office

Operation Crossroads

personnel radiation exposure estimates should be improved : report to the Honorable Alan Cranston, U.S. Senate

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by GAO in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Health aspects.,
  • Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Safety measures.,
  • Operation Crossroads, 1946.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA569 .U4966 1985
    The Physical Object
    Pagination118 p. :
    Number of Pages118
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2343588M
    LC Control Number86600906

    In July , the National Security Archive posted declassified documents, films and photographs that show U.S. tests of atomic bombs in the Bikini Atoll in Dubbed Operation Crossroads.


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Fact Sheet; Composition of Joint Task Force One; Target Ships Sunk During Test Able 1 July ; Target Ships Sunk During Test Baker 25 July ; Disposition of Target Vessels; Operation NEPTUNE - The Invasion of Normandy.

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