Nuclear tests: in French Polynesia, the atomic explosion that did not go as planned.
France Culture 9th March 2021 read more »
Investigation documents undervalued effects of French nuclear tests in Polynesia. The online investigative media Disclose recalculated using military data declassified in 2013.
Liberation 9th March 2021 read more »
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In a confidential report, the Polynesian government acknowledges the existence of a “cluster of thyroid cancers” directly linked to French nuclear tests.
Mediapart 9th March 2021 read more »
Researchers used declassified French military documents, calculations and testimonies to reconstruct the impact of a number of the tests. They estimated that around 110,000 people in French Polynesia were affected by the radioactive fallout. The number represented “almost the entire” population at the time, the researchers found.
BBC 9th March 2021 read more »