Toxic snowfall -- A good place for a bomb -- Able: the first bomb -- Baker: the water bomb -- Bravo: the big bomb -- Rongelap's radiation refugees -- Bikini's nuclear nomads -- A better future?
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From 1946 until 1958, as part of the Cold War arms race, the U.S. military detonated sixty-seven nuclear bombs over Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls in the Pacific Ocean. The twelfth bomb, called Bravo, became the world's first nuclear disaster. It sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands.