[ RadSafe ] Bomb Testing

Harry Reynolds hreynolds at energysolutions.com
Tue Jul 1 10:46:59 CDT 2008


"Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station"

"Atomic Energy Commission"


Harry Reynolds
Clive Site Health Physics

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of Michael D. Soucie
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:32 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Bomb Testing


I think you are wrong.

Today we refer to all weapons/devices which use energy from fission or
fusion of the nucleus as nuclear weapons/devices.  We get it, enough

However, back in the 1940's, it was said the world had entered the
"Atomic Age".  Bombs were called "Atomic Bombs" and "A-Bombs" and then
another one was developed and was called the "H-Bomb."  It just was.
Countries other than the United States may have given these issues less
press.  Were these terms technically misleading or inaccurate?  Perhaps.
However, this is a matter of historical fact, which cannot be changed by
any subsequent
physics courses, textbooks or verbal convention.   I would guess that
have seen other examples in your travels of Circa 1940s-1950s "Nuclear"
being referred to as "Atomic" ( ie: Atomic Testing Museum )?


Michael Soucie, MS, R.T.(n)
Associate Radiological Health Specialist State of New York, Department
of Health Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
547 River Street, Room 530
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Phone (518) 402-7556     Fax (518) 402-7554
mds02 at health.state.ny.us

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