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France has underestimated impact of nuclear tests in French Polynesia, research finds | \The Guardian

France has consistently underestimated the devastating impact of its nuclear tests in French Polynesia in the 1960s and 70s, according to groundbreaking new research that could allow more than 100,000 people to claim compensation.

France conducted 193 nuclear tests from 1966 to 1996 at Moruroa and Fangataufa atolls in French Polynesia, including 41 atmospheric tests until 1974 that exposed the local population, site workers and French soldiers to high levels of radiation.

Source: France has underestimated impact of nuclear tests in French Polynesia, research finds | French Polynesia | The Guardian

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