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France exploded its third nuclear device this year at Mururoa Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange said, angrily protesting the underground test. “There is no justification for continued testing at Mururoa Atoll or anywhere else,” Lange said at a news conference. “France claims the tests are harmless. If that is the case, I fail to see why they cannot be carried out in mainland France.”


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