Science: Fission & Fallout

Does fallout from nuclear testing endanger the health of the world? Last week only Soviet tests were spraying deadly fission products into the atmosphere, but 20-odd shots had been fired in only seven weeks, and from Japan to Norway, from Canada to India, fears and protests formed an anxious chorus. Statesmen and housewives asked scientists for reassurance. They got little: the scientists were worried too.

> Norwegian scientists predicted that in a few days the radiation level in Norway would pass the worst period of 1958, when the U.S. and Britain were testing along with the Soviets.

> Japan reported that rain falling...

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