Tag Archives: Bikini

A ground zero forgotten: The Marshall Islands, once a U.S. nuclear test site, face oblivion again via The Washington Post

A boy and his grandfather are fishing in the shallows off their tiny island, a dot of green in the sapphire eternity between Hawaii and Australia. The flash comes first, silent and brighter than the sun, from a four-mile-wide fireball … Continue reading

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Losing Paradise: The People Displaced by Atomic Bombs and Now Climate Change via Reader Supported News (The Guardian)

n 1946 an American commodore gathered Lirok Joash and her people together and asked them to temporarily leave their homes on Bikini Atoll. The US needed somewhere to test its atomic bombs. It would be, said the navy man, “for … Continue reading

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August Special via NHK World

Each August, Japan commemorates the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. NHK WORLD TV, which hopes for a world free of nuclear weapons, brings you the following special programs. Downwinders After World War II, the United States conducted nearly 1,000 … Continue reading

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Treasure Island soil tests raise concerns via San Francisco Chronicle

Land slated for development on Treasure Island contains elevated concentrations of cesium-137, a byproduct of nuclear fission associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to an independent analysis commissioned by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The findings, discovered through … Continue reading

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Top 10 Nuclear Test Sites via Listverse

For obvious reasons, most of the world’s sites for the testing of nuclear weapons are located in remote and little-known places, away from population areas and prying eyes. Although the sites may make the news whenever a weapon is tested, … Continue reading

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US Nuclear Technology as a Cure for Japanese Ignorance? via Japan Focus

Scholars have long recognized that the United States government and bureaucracy considered Japanese anti-nuclear sentiments in the 1950s to be irrational prejudices working against American interests or even part of an anti-American communist conspiracy. In the wake of the Lucky … Continue reading

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Fukushima Clouds Hiroshima Anniversary via Reader Supported News

TOKYO, Aug 4, 2011 (IPS) – Matashichi Oishi, 78, a radiation victim from Bikini Atoll, the site of a U.S. hydrogen bomb test in 1954, will make his annual lone visit this week to commemorate the Aug. 6 anniversary of … Continue reading

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