Comprehensive Test Ban: The Long Road

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Science  24 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5939, pp. 384
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_384

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In the early 1950s as the extent of radioactive fallout from atmospheric blasts became widely known, the calls grew louder for a ban on nuclear weapons testing. Science gives a timeline of the steps taken over the next half-century that have led to the current effort for a comprehensive ban.