Nuclear incidents in the 1950s

Excerpts below from the Nuclear Files Org.

13 February 1950
U.S.A., Pacific Ocean- A B-36 which developed serious mechanical difficulties on a simulated combat mission, dropped a nuclear weapon from 8,000 ft. over the Pacific Ocean before crashing.

Luckily only the weapon’s explosive material detonated.

Nothing is known of attempts to recover the nuclear weapon and presumably it is still in the ocean.

(The Defence Monitor Vol.X No.5 1981 Washington D.C. “The National Times” 15th March 1981)

Photo by Steve Johnson on Pexels.com

1959: San Fernando Valley, California, U.S.A.

“Radioactive genes were slowly and deliberately released into the air after a serious accident in a reactor just north of the populous San Fernando Valley (Sources “From under the Rug” F.O.E. La Trobe University Vic.)”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.