A-Bomb Doom to Hang Over Bikini For Decades

March 24, 1947

Today in New York, Col. Stafford Warren, M.D., chief of medical and radiological safety of last summer’s Crossroads Operation, now Dean of the UCLA Medical School, predicted that Bikini Lagoon and its twenty islands should remain depopulated for decades, at the very least, until radiation returns to safe levels.

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Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper is the creator of 1947project, the crime-a-day time travel blog that spawned Esotouric’s popular crime bus tours, including The Real Black Dahlia. She is the author of The Kept Girl, the acclaimed historical mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler and the real-life Philip Marlowe, and of The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles. With husband Richard Schave, Kim curates the Salons and forensic science seminars of LAVA- The Los Angeles Visionaries Association. When the third generation Angeleno isn’t combing old newspapers for forgotten scandals, she is a passionate advocate for historic preservation of signage, vernacular architecture and writer’s homes. Kim was for many years the editrix of Scram, a journal of unpopular culture. Her books include Fall in Love For Life, Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth, Lost in the Grooves and an oral history of Neutral Milk Hotel.

7 thoughts on “A-Bomb Doom to Hang Over Bikini For Decades”

  1. Tarnation! Okay, the bad link in the sidebar is gone, and anyone seeking the feed is directed to the orange XML button at the upper right of the page. Thanks, Mack!
  2. Thanks for the suggestion, Jim. I’ve added a “Home” link to the sidebar. If anyone knows how to code a blogger title so it’s clickable and takes one home, please let me know. Don’t want to mess with the template too much!
  3. Nice blog. May I suggest you add a link to the title that brings the reader to “home”. I was linking to you and couldn’t find a simple top level URL on your site. Or you could add a home button.


  4. Thanks for the positive feedback and for spreading the word, Mack. Much appreciated!

    This feeding business is a little new to me, but I know we do have an automatic XML feed at https://1947project.blogspot.com/atom.xml, which I’ve just added to the the sidebar links. I also signed the blog up at feedburner.com, with the option to translate feeds into various formats, and hopefully that covers most of the bases. If I’m missing something obvious, perhaps a kind, feed-savvy reader will let me know. -Kim

  5. Hey, Kim and Nathan:

    This is a solid, solid idea for a blog. I’ve blogged it over at LAVoice.org: – and added it to our blogroll. I hope it brings you some traffic.

    I’m a devoted reader of James Ellroy and armchair historian of L.A.’s legacy of nuclear tech development, so you hit me where I live: I’m excited to keep track of 1947Project on a daily basis. Any chance you’ll be adding an RSS feed or a daily calendar?

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