The Berman Institute reflects on the legacy of ACHRE – the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments

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According to the testing schedule, the U.S. plan was to demolish a 95-vessel fleet of obsolete warships on June 30, 1946 with an airdropped atomic bomb. Reporters, U.S. politicians, and representatives from the major governments of the world would witness events from distant observation ships. On July 24, a second bomb, this time detonated underwater, would destroy any surviving naval vessels

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Atomic Vets (Video)

May 31, 2016

The story of the veterans who witnessed secret atomic testing and their decades-long struggle for recognition, featuring comments from our Ruth Faden, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments

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As a young U.S. Army soldier during World War II, Rollins Edwards knew better than to refuse an assignment. When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, he didn’t complain. None of them did. Then, a mixture of mustard gas and a similar agent called lewisite was piped inside

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