Letters, Nov. 8, 1948

Lingering Radiation

Sir:

". . . Two years and three months after Bikini, all four [ships] were still radioactive . . . The carrier Independence is still afloat . . . but is so 'hot' that it can be used only as a laboratory for decontamination training . . ." [TIME, Oct. 18].

In an advertisement elsewhere in this issue, entitled "The truth about atomic hazards," sponsored by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, it is stated that radiation is the least important aftermath of an atom bomb explosion, as regards danger to humans,...

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