According to the investigation, the resulting radiation from the French tests was between two and 10 times higher than estimates given by France’s Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in a 2006 report.
One reason, according to the findings, is that the CEA “did not always take into account the drinking of contaminated rainwater” when calculating the dose of radiation individuals were likely to have been exposed to.
Catherine Serda, who was a child at the time of the tests, told France Inter radio that eight members of her family contracted cancer. “This is not normal. Why do we have so much cancer there?”
The CEA study was used as the basis for determining whether people were eligible for compensation from the French government.
… The report, however, said only 63 Polynesian civilians had received compensation so far.
Captain Marvel wasn’t the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first dance with our government. Marvel agreed to allow the Pentagon to screen Iron Man before its release in return for access to F-22 Raptor fighter jets. The two sequels got similar treatment. Captain America: The First Avenger easily secured support from the US army, given the movie’s positive depiction of the United States as the hero of the second world war. The Avengers was poised to receive similar support but was rejected due to the unclear nature of the secretive government agency Shield and how it might have been perceived by the public. The military returned for…