EYE OPENING UK NUCLEAR TESTING OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
Previously, Dr Karl Morgan, the American adviser to the British, had warned of rope, canvas, wood, rust, etc as being dangerous retainers of radiation. The letter below states ships of the Special Squadron threw contaminated rope and canvas into the sea.
The letter in part states:
“Decontamination has or is being carried out and any residual radiation is being sealed in by painting or varnishing, where practicable. Contaminated cordage and canvas has been jettisoned”.
“The radiation intensities given in the Appendix were recorded between four and five weeks after the explosion of the atomic weapon. Contamination will decrease with time, as a result of water through ?????? accelerate the reduction”.
“While detectable contamination remains it will constitute a potential ingestion or inhalation hazard…”
So for four or five weeks after the detonation, the crews are still living in ships that are irradiated.
Efforts to remove some contaminated areas include painting or varnishing over affected areas, ditching fibrous materials such as rope and canvas, and waiting for the radiation levels to decay over time. The most concerning issue is the danger to the crew on ingestion or inhalation of radio-active contaminants by the crew. The decades long statement by the British of there not being any dangers from radiation of the servicemen who served at the testing programmes is absolute rubbish.
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