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Nuclear testsite since 1966 together with sister Atoll Fangataufa. 170 detonations. Nuclear contamination. Support base was Hao Aiport 450km further west.

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id: planet.earth
diameter: 12742 km
pop: 7.1 B
area: 510.1 M km2
tempL: -89 C
tempH: 57 C
Continent
id: continent.oceania
countries: 14
pop: 36 M
area: 8.526 M km2
density: 4/km2
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id: sub.oceania.polycolonia
countries: 9
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id: country.polynesia
prime: x
GDP: 7.1 B USD
capital: Papeete
pop:268K d:64.3
area: 4.2 K km2
iso: PF PYF 258
internet: .pf
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id: island.polynesia.moruroa
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Nuclear testsite since 1966 together with sister Atoll Fangataufa. 170 detonations. Nuclear contamination. Support base was Hao Aiport 450km further west.

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it spread contamination across the Pacific as far as Peru and New Zealand.

...the high levels of thyroid cancers and leukaemia in Polynesia..

..Tahiti had literally been showered with plutonium for two days..

..In 2006 a French medical research body found nuclear testing had caused an increase in cancer on the nearest inhabited islands.

About 150,000 veterans and civilians worked on, or were present during, nuclear tests, including 127,000 in Polynesia. But of 800 dossiers, only 11 people have received compensation.

..one veteran described how he was stationed in shorts and a T-shirt on a boat only about 15 miles from the explosion before having to sail immediately to the area of the vast mushroom cloud to examine the damage.

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French nuclear tests showered vast area of Polynesia with radioactivity upt to Tahiti and Bora Bora.
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