United States aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) damaged in Operation Crossroad "Test Able."
Pacific Ocean Date:1952 Duration:8 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
'Radioactive contamination' about the hazards posed by the sinking of a United States aircraft carrier and the methods to control radioactivity. United States Navy F6F-3 aircraft land aboard United States aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The torn down carrier Independence being towed away after it was used as a target for an atomic bomb test in 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads. Men at a construction site talk about contamination caused in sea water due to sinking of Independence containing radioactive waste. Two women in a car also discuss the issue. An atomic explosion occurs underwater during a test. Damaged Independence ship after TEST ABLE. A mushroom cloud formation as a result of atom bomb explosion. Parts of the carrier being tested for radio active contamination at a defense laboratory in the United States. Independence being sunk in 1951. Civilians encounter several dangers in their occupations and narrator points out everyday risks in day to day lives as scenes show firemen fighting fire, a house wife working in a kitchen and responding to a pot boiling over on the stove, a man slips on a bar of soap in the shower; and scene of reckless driving on highways. View of test nuclear explosion underwater in the Pacific.
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