Radioactive Sahara sand cloud over Europe, dating from the atomic bomb tests carried out by France in the 1960s

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Radioactive Sahara sand cloud over Europe, dating from the atomic bomb tests carried out by France in the 1960s

While the dust-laden winds from the Sahara fly over Europe again this week, analyzes carried out by ACRO show that they contain residues of radioactive pollution dating from the atomic bomb tests carried out by France In the 60s.

Radioactive pollution coming back like a boomerang

Between 1945 and 1980, the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, France and China carried out 520 atmospheric nuclear tests reaching stratospheric levels and dispersing large quantities of radioactive products over the surface of the globe, mainly in the northern hemisphere. At the very beginning of the 1960s, France carried out atmospheric nuclear tests in the Algerian Sahara (Reggane) exposing its own soldiers to radiation, as well as the sedentary and nomadic populations of the region. From this first test in the Sahara in 1960 until the last experiment in 1996 in French Polynesia, France will have carried out 210 nuclear blasts.

Why speak today - 60 years later - of these nuclear tests in the Sahara?
On February 6, a large part of France was the object of a meteorological phenomenon bringing winds laden with sand and fine particles from the Sahara.
For example, in the Jura massif, the sky remained orange all day and these atmospheric particles were deposited on the ground. The very white snow in the morning has turned orange in turn.



 

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Quelques nuages de sable, comme ceux de ces derniers jours, ont peu d'effets sur la santé.
(A few sand clouds, like those of recent days, have little effect on health.)
 
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