Young right a historical wrong

Bikini Atoll explosion (Photo: US Air Force)

A 2019 Columbia University study showed that some areas of the Marshall Islands are 10 times more radioactive than Chernobyl and Fukushima despite decades of clean-up efforts by the United States.

Yet, few young Marshallese are aware of the terrible price their atoll homes paid as the world’s superpowers raced during the Cold War to secure nuclear supremacy.

Many Marshallese still suffer from the biological and ecological effects of radiation exposure, forced relocations, and loss of land.

Thyroid abnormalities and unknown illnesses continue to plague the people of Rongelap who were . . .

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