COFA agreement still elusive

Andy Winer

The Marshall Islands has called on Washington to pay full compensation for the health, environmental and cultural damage caused by 67 nuclear tests carried out by the American government. 

Kenneth Kedi, Speaker of the country’s Parliament, testified before an Indo-Pacific task force of the US House Natural Resources Committee on July 18, that the tests had led to high rates of cancer and extensive environmental damage, explaining that both his parents died prematurely from cancer. 

Kedi cited the findings of a nuclear claims tribunal set up between the US and the Marshall . . .

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