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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:27 PM

5. Just like them, to leave out important facts

The reason for so little radiation left at Hiroshima/Nagasaki, is because of the height at which the bombs exploded (which was from about 1600-2000ft in the air). Exploding so high up, allowed alot of the fallout to disperse in the atmosphere, and greatly decreased the neutron activation on the ground too. If the bombs had exploded closer to the ground, the radiation would've been alot worse.

Link: http://www.rerf.jp/general/qa_e/qa12.html

And as for Chernobyl, which suffered more contamination, all is not fine and dandy:

"Mutation isn't the only adverse effect of the radiation. Working in the Red Forest area, James Morris, a USC biologist, has observed some trees with very strange twisted shapes.

The radiation, he says, is confusing the hormone signal that the trees use to determine which direction to grow.

"These trees are having a terrible time knowing which way is up," Morris said."


Links: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/04/0426_060426_chernobyl_2.html
http://www.rerf.jp/general/qa_e/qa12det.html

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