For fifty years, from 1946 to the last French test in 1996, nuclear bombs
exploded in pristine Pacific environments, in the atmosphere, underwater,
and even in space, leaving behind radioactive contamination of islands,
reefs, and sea, and stimulating powerful anti-nuclear sentiment in the
region. Observers of the South Pacific scene should be pleased to have a
French perspective on the history of this issue.
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