Former Nuclear Weapons Testing

CDC conducts radiation dose reconstruction and public health research in communities in the United States and around the world to understand community-level health effects of radiation exposures. Projects include determining probable impacts of radiation exposure in communities where nuclear weapon testing took place in the 1940s–1960s and parts of the former Soviet Union affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.

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