I bet secdrl would have walked towards without second guessing.
The U.S. gov always uses U.S. troops as it pleases, not showing concern for well being of our soldiers is normal....IMO
No need to add the IMO. That's not opinion. That's fact.
Everyone globally has received radiation from above ground nuclear testing conducted by multiple 'nuclear powers'.
It was spread worldwide by wind currents, rainfall into the environment the soil, water, food chains across the globe.
Everyone has 'consumed' radiation as a result of this above ground nuclear testing.
Chronological Listing of Above Ground Nuclear Detonations: Explanation and Summary
Summary of listed detonations
Nation Number of above ground detonations Years Total yield United States 216 1945-1962 153.8 mt U.S.S.R. 214 1949-1962 281.6 mt United Kingdom 21 1952-1958 10.8 mt France 46 1960-1974 11.4 mt P.R.C. 23 1964-1980 21.5 mt South Africa 1 1979 0.003 mt
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Per capita thyroid doses in the continental United States of Iodine-131 resulting from all exposure routes from all atmospheric nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site.
Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests and Cancer Risks American Scientist
Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests and Cancer Risks
Exposures 50 years ago still have health implications today that will continue into the future.
Steven Simon, Andr Bouville, Charles Land
Prior to 1950, only limited consideration was given to the health impacts of worldwide dispersion of radioactivity from nuclear testing.
But in the following decade, humanity began to significantly change the global radiation environment by testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere.
By the early 1960s, there was no place on Earth where the signature of atmospheric nuclear testing could not be found in soil, water and even polar ice.
In the U.S., it took a number of years for the differences in dose and cancer risk from regional and global fallout to be understood. We have learned that the internal doses from global fallout were considerably smaller for the thyroid, but greater for the red bone marrow, than those from Nevada fallout, whereas the doses from external irradiation were similar for Nevada and for global fallout.
We estimate that in the U.S. the primary cancer risks from past exposure to radioactive fallout are thyroid cancer and leukemia, whereas in a very few cases for example, the Marshall Islands large internal doses as a result of ingestion of radionuclides have led to significant risks of cancers in the stomach and colon. Our research has quantified the likely number of cancer cases to be expected in the U.S. from Nevada exposures and has contributed to the assessment of risk at other worldwide locations.
and in regards to the Vegas test site, trust me there aren't any 1%ers anywhere near that area, not a lot of non-casino/hotel wealth at all in Vegas. generally most people with substantial wealth stick to the metro area or just outside for consumption/travel purposes.