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60 years ago, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was founded. Here’s what we’ve achieved over the decades


February 17, 2018
By Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

In October 1952, Britain tested its first atomic bomb over the Montebello Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The following month, the US tested a 10.4 megaton hydrogen bomb – more than the total explosives used by all sides during the Second World War. On detonation, its fireball measured three miles in diameter, and the giant mushroom-shaped cloud that it threw up, dropping radioactive mud and rain, measured more than 100 miles in diameter.
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