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Bikini Atoll Is Not A Beer: Pacific Islanders Speak Out via The Asia-Pacific Journal

Laray Polk Pacific Islanders are speaking out after a Texas-based company, the Manhattan Project Beer Co, named one of its handcrafted beers, Bikini Atoll. Based on news coverage and responses on social media, people around the world are listening. An … Continue reading

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How Japanese scientists confronted the U.S. and Japanese governments to reveal the effects of Bikini H-bomb tests via Asia-Pacific Journal

The original Japanese text can be found here. […] After World War II when Japan was under Allied Occupation (1945-1952), research on atomic energy was strictly prohibited. However, in 1950 permission was granted for research on radioactive isotopes. Okano traveled throughout … Continue reading

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Beer Named After Nuclear Testing Site Bikini Atoll Gets Called Out for Insensitivity via TIME

BY CADY LANG  The Manhattan Project Beer Company, a Texas-based craft beer company, was called out for insensitivity this week by Pacific Islanders and the Marshall Islands government for naming one of its beers after the Bikini Atoll, a site of extensive U.S. … Continue reading

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Former fishermen lose H-bomb damages suit linked to Bikini Atoll tests U.S. conducted in 1954 via the Japan Times

KOCHI – A court has rejected a damages suit filed by former fishermen and their families who allege the state hid key records showing they were exposed to radiation from the Pacific hydrogen bomb tests conducted by the United States in … Continue reading

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Former fishermen sue state for hiding Bikini atoll H-bomb fallout records via The Japan Times

KOCHI – A group of former fishermen Monday filed an unprecedented lawsuit seeking compensation from the government for failing to disclose, for decades, records of their exposure to radiation from U.S. hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific Ocean in 1954. … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands sue Britain, India and Pakistan over nuclear weapons via The Guardian

Archipelago where notorious Bikini Atoll test took place tells international court that nuclear powers have not lived up to disarmament obligations The tiny Marshall Islands will seek to persuade the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, … Continue reading

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New group seeks justice for Marshall Islands nuclear test victims via Marianas Variety

MAJURO — A new organization focused on the nuclear weapons testing legacy in the Marshall Islands says its aim is achieving justice for Marshall Islanders. The group, Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity — Marshall Islands or REACH-MI, officially launched … Continue reading

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Exiled by nuclear tests, now threatened by climate change, Bikini islanders seek refuge in U.S. via The Washington Post

On the morning of July 1, 1946, a second sun rose over the remote Pacific island chain of Bikini Atoll. The world’s fourth atomic bomb had just been detonated over the area with an “unearthly brilliance that petrified observers,” wrote the Washington Post … Continue reading

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