We have been designated “essential” by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and Harris County officials. The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on warships. An American ship brought 5,664 animals, (200 pigs, 200 mice, 60 guinea pigs, 204 goals, and 5,000 rats); they were to be placed on 22 target ships in positions similar to those of a human crew in battle.

Operation Crossroads was an atmospheric nuclear weapon test series conducted in the summer of 1946. Army Colonel Dr. Stafford Warren, Chief of the Medical Section during the Manhattan Project, concluded that the effort to decontaminate the target vessels for a scheduled third test, CHARLIE, was futile and dangerous.

Operation Crossroads, July 1946; The VENONA Intercepts, 1946-1980; The Cold War, 1945-1990; Nuclear Proliferation, 1949-present; Even after the Trinity test and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, military officials still knew far less than they would have liked about the effects, especially on naval targets, of nuclear weapons. While both Able and Baker involved unmanned target ships, some vessels were loaded with live animals. People have found animals in all sorts of unusual places. Operation Crossroads was an attempt to better understand the effect of atomic weapons on naval targets. By Crossroads Animal Clinic on March 25, 2020 We want to let all our clients and their furry friends know that we are open during our regular office hours. Operation Crossroads was terminated on August 10, 1946 due to radiation safety concerns. The series consisted of two detonations, each with a yield of 23 kilotons: 1. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the first detonations of nuclear devices since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. ABLE detonated at an altitude of 520 feet (158 meters) on 1 July 2. By Crossroads Animal Clinic on June 14, 2019 Finding a stray cat or dog roaming about the streets is more common than you might think.

Hundreds of animals, including pigs, goats, and rats, were used to test the effects of nuclear bombs on animals. One of the important events during his presidency was Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll and the atomic bomb tests. The animal kingdom was also represented at Bikini. Operation Crossroads was a pair of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. BAKER detonated 90 feet (27 meters) underwater on 25 July. Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll Harry S Truman was the 33rd American President who served in office from April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953. It was the first nuclear test held in the Marshall Islands.