Before the military tested LSD on personnel, it conducted even more extreme trials in atomic battlefield conditioning. That is, it put soldiers in close-but-survivable proximity to fission bombs…and then exploded the bombs.
(Can’t find any record of combined LSD/atomic bomb experiments. Which is good…but you’d still love to see that data.)
As a junior tech in the early ’80’s I worked with a 30-year health physics/radiochemical veteran. He provided radiological support during some of those tests. (The bomb tests, not the drugs.) After the soldiers’ “acclimatization”, he’d put a dose rate meter to their thyroids to measure the I-131 (there’d be other radioiodines there as well).
My recollection is that he got around 3 rem/hr. ( 30mSv/hr.) …off their necks.
Never saw hard data on it, but he told me there was heightened thyroid cancer among the men later. It’s hard to imagine there wouldn’t be. And once this was realized, further treatment was prescribed. They’d burn out thyroids completely, using…of course…radioiodine.
Why on earth?! Because back then there were weapons like this:
Fortunately the concept of “hydrogen bomb acclimatization” never caught on.
I’d rate as “
very extremely likely” that the Fukushima disaster will not put as much I-131 in any Nippon citizen as we did in those soldiers.