Shelton, Emma
January 1963
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jan1963, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p34
The article reports developments related to test ban treaty and black box. In late 1962, test ban treaty was successfully completed, where 75 members of the General Assembly called to end all nuclear testing by January 1, 1963. The first resolution of the test ban treaty was viewed with alarm on the revised report of the United Nations Scientific Committee about the effects of atomic radiation and had endorsed the eight-nation joint memorandum of April 1962. The second resolution was proposed by the U.S. and Great Britain and was supported by 50 nations. The two resolutions differ on the desire for international control and the amount for the test moratorium. Automatic detection system called black box was proposed to eliminate the necessity of on-site inspection.


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