Since 1945, nuclear-armed states have detonated over 2,000 nuclear weapons, impacting communities around the world.
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Since 1945, nuclear-armed states have detonated over 2,000 nuclear weapons, impacting communities around the world.

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The impacts of nuclear weapons spans continents and generations

What you need to know about the tests

What you need to know about the tests

From 1945 to 2017, more than two thousand nuclear test explosions were conducted around the world, resulting in epidemics of cancers and other chronic illnesses. Large swathes of land remain radioactive and unsafe for habitation, even decades after test sites were closed.

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Learn More about Nuclear Testing

Learn More about Nuclear Testing

While more research is needed, there are already a lot of in-depth resources out there about nuclear weapons testing, production and use and its impacts around the world.

If you're ready to dive deeper, we have collected some key resources.

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It's time for accountability

It's time for accountability

Few survivors of nuclear testing anywhere in the world have ever been compensated for their suffering. Where efforts have been made to clean up former test sites, they have been woefully inadequate. The victims of these toxic experiments must not be forgotten – and their demands for justice and assistance must be met.

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