The Atomic Sailors U.S.S. Calhoun County – News

The Atomic Sailors
by William R. Levesque

“It was the Navy’s dirtiest job. The crew of the U.S.S. Calhoun County dumped thousands of radioactive barrels into the Atlantic Ocean from 1946 to 1960. The Navy says the work was safe. But 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. The Calhoun County’s own Navy ordered it scuttled because it was a radioactive hazard. Now a Pasco County widow fights to prove her husband’s death is tied to the vessel..”

The Atomic Sailors U.S.S. Calhoun County (LST 519) Navy crew dumped radioactive waste in the Atlantic

The Atomic Sailors

Effects of dumping radioactive waste in ocean need more study, scientists say

Navy comment on the U.S.S. Calhoun County

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