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Salient. Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 25. October 4, 1976

Nuclear History of the Pacific

Nuclear History of the Pacific

What then has been the historical background which has led to such an area being proposed as a Nuclear Free Zone?

The Pacific, has served as the "free worlds" most important nuclear testing ground. The U.S.A., after using crude atom bombs over Japan, perfected nuclear and thermonuclear weapons on the atolls of Micronesia without regard for the safety of the Pacific people. They then went on to develop techniques for using high altitude explosions to black out radio and radar at Johnston Atoll, causing artificial auroras in 1962 which even brightened

Proposed Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone