THE ATOM: The Fatal Fall-Out

For months scientists and newsmen in the U.S. and around the world had been speculating about the peril of "fall-out" after atomic and hydrogen explosions.

How great was the danger from the radioactive dust that descends upon the earth after the big blasts? Last week, to set the record straight and to counteract some exaggerations, the Atomic Energy Commission issued a special report. Even without exaggeration the story was fantastic.

Cigar-Shaped Peril. In the Pacific last March, the hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll sent a shower of deadly radioactive dust (mostly...

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