Sinking a nuclear ship • Sinking a nuclear ship

And that’s not the only toxic dumping ground associated with the Farallones. Back in 1946 the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Independence was exposed to multiple U.S. military nuclear weapons tests. Afterwards, the ship’s radioactive hull was towed to the islands off San Francisco, where it was scuttled with torpedoes and left to sink to the ocean floor. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons

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