- Sep 30, 2003
Well, we didn't detonate our fist atomic bomb until '45. Back then observers were just standing around with googles on etc. Nobody knew the fdangers of radiation.Originally posted by: event8horizon
thats true. the point is, the states made it illegal in the 40's. the question that the movie brings up is:
did the u.s. gov give money to the israeli gov for experimentation since it became illegal here in the states??? if u are interested, please find out how much radiation they gave the people in the states compared to the massive dose in israel. so if u havent watched the movie yet, please do.
One of my friend's father worked on the manhatten project. He was a scientist usually deployed somewhere above the site in a hot-air ballon taking readings etc.
He eventually died from it.
Point is, I doubt the US gov really knew of radiation dangers in the 40's as they were still acting to the contrary for quite some time.