Retrieved July 15, Archived from the original on 16 October Archived PDF from the original on The brief attempt to resettle Bikini from until was aborted when health problems from radioactivity in the food supply caused the atoll to be evacuated again. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in Julyand the first detonations of nuclear devices since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, Selected Recollections and CorrespondenceCambridge, Massachusetts: The main aim was to test the effects of nuclear weapons on ships.
Many of the surviving ships were too contaminated to be used again for testing and were sunk.
New footage reveals Bikini Atoll atomic bomb test aftermath
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