French Nuclear Tests Showered Vast Area of Polynesia With Radioactivity

Tahiti. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care.


French nuclear tests in the South Pacific in the 1960s and 1970s were far more toxic than has been previously acknowledged and hit a vast swath of Polynesia with radioactive fallout, according to newly declassified ministry of defence documents which have angered veterans and civilians’ groups…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

Essais nucléaires : ce que l’Etat a caché pendant 50 ans, Le Parisien

French Polynesia Profile, BBC News