Drums containing radioactive atomic waste are rolled over the side of the USS Calhoun County (LST-519) into the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1959, November 23 Duration:5 min 47 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Dumping of radioactive material in the Atlantic Ocean. The open sea as the sun sets. Three officers on the bridge of U.S. Navy ship USS Calhoun County (LST-519). An emblem hangs from the side of the bridge depicting a turtle with a helmet on, floating in water, and the ships motto above it, "Slow but sure." An enlisted man walks around the weather deck with a Geiger counter as he checks for radioactivity after the radioactive waste has been dumped. Drums containing atomic waste secured on the deck. Enlisted persons move over the drums. Two enlisted men roll out drums over the edge of the ship. A drum strikes water and disappears below the surface. The men roll the drums over the edge of the ship and a drum falls into the sea. Personnel wash down the area where the drums were stored. A man uses a squeegee and a hose in the area. Men wash and sweep down the area.
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