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Ed Ou
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"under a nuclear cloud"

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Ed Ou
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NUCLEAR POLYGON, KAZAKHSTAN, JANUARY 6 Nuclear scientists use geiger counters to test radiation levels at the site of the first surface atomic explosion at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Polygon in Kazakhstan Jan. 6, 2009. Over four hundred nuclear weapons were test detonated by the Soviet Union during the Cold War, leaving the area highly radioactive and dangerous to visit.



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