Ministry of Defence Admits It Irradiated Civilians in Cold War Nuclear Weapons Tests, but Still Denies Vets Were Harmed

The headline on this story is horrifying enough, but after admitting these atrocities, this government denies the very same tests harmed veterans.

What the Hell?

Via The Mirror:

Trending: Should Federal Agents Threatening Liberty Be Disarmed?

The Ministry of Defence has admitted thousands of civilian staff were irradiated in nuclear weapons tests during the Cold War. But it still denies that veterans of the nuclear tests, which began in 1952 when Britain exploded its first device, were harmed.

take our poll - story continues below

Would You Vote for Trump If He Runs In 2024?

  • Would You Vote for Trump If He Runs In 2024?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

A newly uncovered government study details the death and cancer rates of 174,541 people who were exposed to radiation at nuclear facilities. Of those, 64,909 were employed by the MoD in non-military roles such as maintaining nuclear submarines and weapons.

This is more than three times as many people as were affected by Britain’s nuclear bomb tests on Christmas Island in the 1950s – veterans who are also subject to government studies, and have had their NHS records flagged by the MoD.

The study of civilians shows higher doses increased the risk of thyroid, lung and rectal cancers, leukemia and heart disease. Yet while test veterans suffer the same cancers and have fathered children with 10 times the normal rate of birth defects, the Government spent millions fighting negligence claims.

This story doesn’t just perfectly illustrate how totally heartless a bureacracy can be towards its populace.

This makes us realize, in no uncertain terms, that in denying responsibility for the treatment of their armed forces, the government regards those who protect their interests as property… just mere chattel to be used in their grisly experiments.

Henry Kissinger was attributed with saying that military men are “dumb, stupid animals to be used” as pawns for foreign policy.

And again, if they would do this to people back then, who knows what they’re doing right now as you read this because, let’s be honest, it isn’t as if our governments have gotten less corrupt and learned what empathy is over the last half a century…

Remember when Bill Clinton apologized for the U.S. government essentially doing the same thing during the same time period?

Who knows what our president and other heads of state will be “apologizing” for 50 years down the road…



Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at

Become an insider!

Sign up for the free Freedom Outpost email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Previous Nebraska Gov Vetos Death Penalty Bill, Steps Into Override Battle
Next Oakland Officials Refuse To Subsidize New Raiders Stadium

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation. If you don't see a commenting section below, please disable your adblocker.

Sorry. No data so far.