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Rolling Back the Tide of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Weapons Tests Per Year 200 The wave started with one test. In 1945, the United States detonated the first nuclear weapon. Other nations followed. Over 2,400 150 Testing reaching a peak nuclear explosions between 1945 and 1998 in 1962 then ebbed in the 1990s after mounting 100 pressure from the international community. 50 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 An average of 45 nuclear bombs per year were detonated from 1945 to 1998. Roughly 17,000 Americans died from cancers resulting from global nuclear weapons testing.

Rolling Back the Tide of Nuclear Weapons

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The first nuclear test brought a tide of nuclear weapons proliferation across the globe ... and 17,000 cancer deaths in the United States. These weapons do not address the threats of the 21st century....


Peter Fedewa


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