US nuclear tests far more lethal than previously recognized

Tests killed American civilians on a scale comparable to Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

‘When the US entered the nuclear age, it did so recklessly. New research suggests that the hidden cost of developing nuclear weapons were far larger than previous estimates, with radioactive fallout responsible for 340,000 to 690,000 American deaths from 1951 to 1973….’

Via Quartz