Sorry to hear that TheDustyZebra. My heart goes out to you.And half of them are right on top of me!
My father was in the Army during the Korean war, and spent much of his time at Camp Desert Rock, New Mexico, where they were doing nuclear testing. He was one of the grunts whose job was to duck down in a trench while they set off a bomb a mile away, then hotfoot it out to see what the damage was. Needless to say, he suffered numerous mysterious health problems later in life.
Can you elaborate?I was at a gigantic explosion oncet, not atomic, but gee I wonder if the dust has settled yet.
I appreciate that some people are simply anti-nuclear power at all, but there is a huge difference between indiscriminately setting off nuclear weapons and nuclear power, and to conflate the two so offhandedly, just like that, doesn't help your cause at all.I sometimes think about the after effects on people, animals and the planet from all that "testing". I still remember a (now banned) 1980's TV documentary about the dangers of radiation. It discussed everything (testing, accidents, lasting effects, etc.) , including what happened at Three Mile Island (showing photos of bizarre plant mutations). I can't remember the name of it, and I am still searching for it. It was a two-hour special, and the final message at the end said "We've got to STOP using nuclear power, to save us and our planet".