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France to pay nuclear test compensation



Overall, some 2,010 tests were carried out internationally between 1945 and the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1996.

About a quarter of these were atmospheric tests. The United States and the Soviet Union carried out more than 200 each, according to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO). France carried out 45, Britain about 20, and China "over 20".

Map showing nuclear testing around the world

Graph showing nuclear testing around the world



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