French nuclear tests: an impact assessment

Ribbe, Joachim (1992) French nuclear tests: an impact assessment. Pacific Research, 5 (1). pp. 20-21. ISSN 1031-9379


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Several scientific teams have been invited to confirm French claims that their nuclear testing program in the South Pacific has so far been harmless to the environment of French Polynesia and its inhabitants. However, these investigations have left major questions and uncertainties unanswered. None of the scientific missions addressed the effects of future testing or evaluated large-scale and possible leaking events, nor have they estimated the probable transport of radioactivity throughout the South Pacific.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No contact available as journal ceased in 1997. Also, author's copy of the journal issue states: 'Material from Pacific Research may be reproduced, although we require acknowledgement whereever appropriate.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:47
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: French Polynesia, impact assessment, nuclear weapon testing, ocean transport, marine pollution
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment

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