The failure to ban nuclear testing forever could ultimately lead to a resumption in nuke testing by Russia or China.
The radiation effects on civilians were denied by officials and ignored in Hollywood renditions of the Manhattan projects—inaugurating a default of secrecy and "cover-ups" that has held sway ever since.
At a May 15 meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies, the Trump Administration floated the idea of testing nuclear weapons.
There is no technical reason to resume testing now. The only reasons are political —and they could backfire.
"It seems as if Captain Marvel herself ... punched the planet and put a dent into it," scientist Arthur Trembanis said.
Will they, won't they? The meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "moving along very nicely."
Defectors claim that 80 percent of trees planted near the test site die, that underground wells have been evaporated and that babies in the region are born with birth defects at alarming rates.
"We decided to release the manga after hearing from our residents that the current manual is hard to understand," a Hokkaido official said.
Analysts say North Korea may have to move on to other tunnel testing sites or build new ones.
Sunday's test was detected by the U.S.-developed THAAD anti-missile system, despite much controversy surrounding its installation last month.
The country has carried out five nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
South Koreans 'not really afraid' of North's tests after years of aggressive provocations.
Pyongyang wants the U.S. to halt its military exercises with South Korea in return.
Washington rejected the proposal as a veiled threat.