Message posted by SecretSpook on December 26, 2008 at 2:45:17 PST:
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were air bursts so there was very little ground contamination. This was proven in the 1950s at the Nevada Test Site using U.S. troops. An air burst would be detonated and after the fireball and resulting "cloud" dispersed, the U.S. troops would be sent into the area below the burst. Very little residual radiation was noted on the ground and, most importantly, on the troops.
In Reply to: Re: Interesting clip on YouTube posted by psiuh88 on December 22, 2008 at 22:00:13 PST: