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posted on Apr, 25 2007 @ 04:51 AM
here's a penny

here's my thought. no doubt been discussed before.

is the ozone crewed from all the nuclear testing, not just the billions of cars and air-conditioners.

like could the brunt of the damage have been done in that manner.

posted on Apr, 25 2007 @ 06:16 AM
I thought the ozone layer was heavily effected by CFC emisions. And since the ban of CFC's, the depletion of the ozone layer has been slowing down.

If nuclear radiation can have an effect on ozone? I guess in theory radiation has an effect on many atoms and or molecules, so, if it were able to reach the layers in our atmosphere containing ozone, it may have an effect. Anybody a radiation specialist here?

posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 02:14 AM
well when you think about the mushroom cloud from a nuke rising up.
goes up 60,000 ft +. into the atmosphere.
that's a cloud of radioactive dust, in the sky. kinda bad someway don't you think?

wasn't hole over the pacific. i could be mistaken.
they did a lot of testing in the atols.

posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 06:43 PM
The radioactive dust and water vapor in a mushroom cloud certainly isn't anything I'd want to inhale, but as far as disrupting the ozone layer, nuclear testing isn't terribly significant. For one thing, there weren't that many atmospheric tests, and for another, atmospheric testing pretty much ended in 1963, with the adoption of the Limited Test Ban Treaty. That's at least a decade before ozone depletion became a notable issue. It seems very unlikely that nuclear blasts from 40 years ago are still impacting the ozone layer.

Also, the 'ozone holes' tend to form at the poles, where, as far as I know, nobody's ever done any nuclear testing.

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