The University of the South Pacific has a proud history of student activism. ATOM (Against Testing on Moruroa) formed in Fiji in 1970, and many of its founding members were USP students and academics. In 1975, ATOM organised the first Nuclear Free Pacific Conference, and the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific group was born.
Fast forward almost 50 years and nuclear legacy issues have seen a resurgence in the Pacific.
Pressure has intensified in French Polynesia to make compensation available to more people exposed to radiation during French nuclear testing there. The . . .