The anxiety that nuclear-warship visits could make ports a target for attack by perceived Cold War enemies is highlighted in this placard at an anti-nuclear protest in Nelson in November 1983. A related fear was that nuclear-propelled ships could have an accident while in port and leak deadly radiation.
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Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Daily Mail Collection
Reference: NM 5746
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