German Health authorities warned farmers to keep cattle inside after ground level radioactivity from the Soviet NUCLEAR power plant disaster at Chernobyl rose in Germany significantly after weekend rains. Not all farmers heeded the warning as seen in this cow paddock on May 5, 1986 in Michelstadt, West Germany. (AP Photo/Frank Rumpenhorst)
WARS AND RUMORS of wars are here, now. We’d like to be able to tell you to see to it that you are not alarmed, but this looks pretty bad.
However! Right now, Hmm Weekly is still here, and we are still firmly committed to our monthly mission to use up The Brick House Cooperative’s unused monthly allotment of Associated Press photos. If we don’t use up those images, at each month’s end, they are atomized and scattered in the wind, and that’s a waste of good Associated Press imagery, as well as The Brick House’s finite operating expenses.
So, speaking of finite! In acknowledgement of the latest unpleasantness, this month’s topic is:
MIL NUKE TESTS – The first U.S. atom bomb explodes during a test in Alamogordo, N.M., July 16, 1945. The cloud went 40,000 feet in the air, as viewed by an automatic camera six miles away from the site. (AP Photo)
Rubble was all that was left after the explosion of an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. U.S. President Harry Truman ordered the first use of this NUCLEAR weapon, which contained more power than 20,000 tons of TNT, to hasten Japan’s surrender and end World War II. Japan surrendered on Aug. 14, 1945. The atomic bomb was hailed as one of the most destructive forces in history and among the greatest achievements of science. (AP Photo)
Japanese people, seen Sept. 14, 1945, use primitive methods to navigate rubble-strewn streets in a suburb four miles outside of Nagasaki, where a NUCLEAR bomb was detonated over the city. (AP Photo/ACME)
FILE – In this March 16, 1946, file photo, the natives of Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, gather in the open for their last church service before being transferred by the U.S. Navy to Rongerik Atoll, 109 miles away. A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of NUCLEAR tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said. Manhattan Project Beer Company is under scrutiny by Marshall Islanders who were exposed to high levels of radiation by U.S. government research from 1946 to 1958, The Pacific Daily News reported Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The government and residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands have objected to the company’s beer named Bikini Atoll, an area of the island chain that remains uninhabitable. (AP Photo/File)
A helicopter is about to land on the deck of the NUCLEAR-powered submarine Nautilus as it is nearing Portland, Or., USA, August 12, 1958. The 116 officers and men onboard made an epic underwater crossing of the North Pole crossing from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo)
Otto Kuehne, chief of the painter brigade, at the Karl Marx Werke (plant) in Magdeburg, German Democratic Republic, applies paint with a brush to a check valve of 1400 mm diameter (55 in.) destined for the first NUCLEAR power plant in East Germany, April 1961. (AP Photo/Zentralbild)
A soviet security guard, center foreground, orders a group of youthful westerners to furl their banner when they staged an anti- NUCLEAR test demonstration in Moscow’s Red Square on July 13, 1962. In background is historic St. Basil’s Cathedral. Holding the banner, which reads, “All people against all tests,” are: from left, Laurid Larsen, 30, of Arhus, Denmark; Sidney Rosen-Neil, a London Osteopath, and Wayne Mills, of Saratoga, California. (AP Photo)
Dr. Edward Teller testified publicly on August 20, 1963 in opposition to ratification of the limited NUCLEAR test ban treaty. The California physicist told a joint meeting of three Senate committees he believes the treaty is “not a stop for peace but rather a step away from safety, possibly a stop toward war.” Teller was one of the creators of the hydrogen bomb. (AP Photo)
Ten-year-old Samantha Smith, of Manchester, Maine, holds the letter from Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov on April 25, 1983 in Manchester, Maine that have his personal assurance that the Soviet Union “Will never, but never be the first to use the NUCLEAR weapons against any country.” The fifth grader had written to Andropov earlier this month congratulating him on his new job. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)
A Soviet SS-21 tactical short-range NUCLEAR missile is shown for the first time in Red Square, Moscow at the Victory Day parade May 9, 1985 in Russia. (AP Photo)
SPAIN NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE – March, 1966 file photo taken from 16mm film footage from the National Archives in Washington D.C. showing an unidentified musical group performing for American soldiers that were looking for material after a U.S. B-52 bomber crashed with a tanker plane during aerial refueling Jan 17, 1966 causing four hydrogen bombs to fall to earth in Palomares, eastern Spain. A massive U.S. military clean up then took place and a photo exhibit was made of pictures taken from declassified military film footage. (AP Photo/National Archive Record Administration, Washington D.C.)
This 100-yard-long swath was cut by an Air Force B-52 jet bomber armed with two NUCLEAR warheads after it crashed on Jan. 13 on a mountainside near Cumberland, Md., shown Jan. 14, 1964. An Air Force investigator examines part of the wreckage of the crash which killed at least one man. The pilot and co-pilot of the craft both parachuted to safety in a blinding snowstorm and were rescued. Two other crewmen are unaccounted for. (AP Photo/William A. Smith)
FILE – The Russian NUCLEAR submarine Kursk, is shown at a Navy base in Vidyayevo, Russia, May 2000. Retired Vyacheslav Popov has alleged in an interview released Monday Nov. 22, 2021, that the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster was caused by a collision with a NATO sub, an unproven claim that defies the official conclusion that the country’s worst post-Soviet naval catastrophe was triggered by a faulty torpedo. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – This May 21, 1956, file photo shows the H-Bomb “Cherokee” over Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. The announcement Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016, from North Korea that it had carried out a NUCLEAR test brought to the front lines of global attention a phrase not often heard since the Cold War, “the H-bomb.” (AP Photo, File)
FILE – This April 27, 1956, file photo shows the area in which the United States hydrogen bomb tests will take place in the Pacific Ocean. North Korea said it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in its latest nuclear test Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Outside experts haven’t been able to verify that claim, but say it’s plausible. If true, it would represent a major step forward in North Korea’s effort to develop a NUCLEAR weapon capable of reaching the United States. (AP Photo/Ed Gunder, File)
FILE – In this April 22, 1952 file photo a gigantic pillar of smoke with the familiar mushroom top climbs above Yucca Flat, Nev. during NUCLEAR test detonation. A defense spending bill pending in Congress includes an apology to New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and other states affected by nuclear testing over the decades, but communities downwind from the first atomic test in 1945 are still holding out for compensation amid rumblings about the potential for the U.S. to resume nuclear testing. (AP Photo,File)
Candles and flowers are placed to commemorate those who died after the Chernobyl NUCLEAR disaster, during a ceremony at the memorial to Chernobyl firefighters in the city of Slavutich, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Former Soviet republics marked 25 years Tuesday since the Chernobyl power station exploded in the world’s worst nuclear accident, endangering hundreds of thousands of lives and contaminating pristine forests and farmland. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Experts say that a radioactive cloud from the Soviet NUCLEAR accident at the Chernobyl reactor in the Ukraine would probably pass over the polar ice cap, move across Canada and into the northwestern United States shown April 29, 1986. However, the experts say the amounts of fall-out would be so small they would not present a health hazard. (AP Photo)
Airview of the United Nations as the sun strikes an interesting hopeful reflection on its glass exterior, Jan. 22, 1957 in New York. Note the one way sign in foreground. Inside the debate continues with nations trying for agreement on NUCLEAR disarmament. (AP Photo)
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