Originally Posted by Ray Jones
That doesn't mean it was right nor necessary to drop these bombs. It just means that people are simply stupid.
A-bombs do much more than *just* killing some more people than other bombs do. Their impact on the environment is an endangerment to almost all forms of life, not just human life.
Were the scientists well aware of the environmental impact then? I know they knew of the radiation and such, but I do remember accounts of how physiologists in the 50's would treat sinus infections with pellets of radium...