The British Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1952-2002
The first British nuclear weapon test took place in Australia in October 1952. British nuclear weapons have been a source of controversy ever since. In this book, scientists, doctors, researchers and others assess the military value, political impact, health effects and legality of the programme.
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Aboriginal Advisory Opinion Aldermaston American Article atomic bomb Atomic Energy Atomic Weapons Britain British bomb British nuclear weapons campaign Canberra cancer cent Chapter Christmas Island clean-up Committee contaminated court detonation dose DPIE effects Emu Field exposure fallout fissile material fission force fuel groups Hiroshima and Nagasaki HMSO international law ionizing radiation kilometres kilotons leukaemia London Maralinga Maralinga Tjarutja McClelland metres military Minister Monte Bello multiple myeloma neutrons non-nuclear-weapon NRPB NRPB study nuclear arms nuclear deterrence nuclear disarmament nuclear explosion nuclear explosive devices nuclear tests nuclear weapons nuclear-weapons programme operation participants Party peace pits plutonium political radioactive reactor reported Research response risk Royal Commission scientists Sellafield square kilometres Strategic Defence Review sub-strategic submarines tactical Taranaki target terrorists thermonuclear threat tion tional tonnes Treaty Trident UK nuclear weapons UK's United Nations uranium warheads Weapons Tests Windscale