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  • December 1, 1959 - The Antarctic Treaty establishes that "any nuclear explosion in Antarctica and the disposal there of radioactive waste material shall be prohibited."
  • December 1, 1945 - As part of the Manhattan Project, three human test subjects at the University of Chicago are injected with Plutonium.
  • December 5, 1965 - A nuclear-armed airplane rolls off the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga and sinks in sixteen thousand feet of water, off the coast of Japan.
  • December 15, 2014 - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserts his country’s “right” to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea.
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