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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [UPDATE — France deliberately underestimated environmental impact of nuclear tests in Polynesia]

“You can’t erase 60 years of state propaganda, denial, intimidation, contempt and arrogance with a wave of the hand.” Polynesian President Edouard Fritch (July 2021) August 24 2020 — Canopus (also known as “Opération Canopus” in French) was the code … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [2020]

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [2019]

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968)

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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