1963: LIMITED TEST BAN TREATY

After several nuclear tests led to unexpected levels of radioactive fallout, international nuclear test ban discussions began, faltered, then began again. Ratified in 1963, the Limited Test Ban Treaty prohibited all nuclear testing in the air, the ocean, or space, with only underground testing permitted. New bureaucratic organizations were formed within the UN to support nuclear arms control, and the US created its own Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Remote sensing devices to measure seismic activity were also developed, as well as parameters for onsite inspections. LEARN MORE

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