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Essais nucléaires français. Photos et témoignages d'anciens participants
(French nuclear tests. Photos and testimonies of former participants)

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France conducted  210 French nuclear tests in total between 1960 and 1996, first in the Algerian desert then in French Polynesia, with a cumulative power of about 13 megatons, officially involving around 150,000 civilians and soldiers: from 1960 to 1961.

 

4 aerial tests at Reggane from 1961 to 1966

13 underground tests at In Eker from 1966 to 1974

46 aerial tests at Mururoa and Fangataufa from 1975 to 1996

147 underground tests in the basements and under the lagoons of the Mururoa and Fangataufa atolls.