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Saturday, June 18, 2016

The US dropped 67 nuclear bombs on this tiny island nation — and now it's far more radioactive than we thought

More than 60 years after the US dropped dozens of nuclear bombs on the Marshall Islands, residents of the tiny nation still may not be able to return.

Radiation levels in some areas of the country are almost double what is deemed safe for human habitation, according to a new Columbia University study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Between 1946 and 1958, the US tested 67 nuclear weapons on the Marshall Islands, a chain of atolls in the Pacific Ocean with a population of just 52,000.

The most famous test, the "Bravo shot," was dropped on Bikini Atoll in 1954 and was 1,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Residents of the atoll were displaced, and today it remains uninhabited.



Anonymous said...

This is the perfect spot for the Syrian Refugee's, they can make it their own new country!

Anonymous said...

Residents of the tiny island...... lmao!

Anonymous said...

Nuclear energy is inherently dangerous. Its waste is dangerous for thousands of years. Storage of the waste is dangerous. The weapons can hardly be used against a human population without doing damage to those who wield it's use.

Anonymous said...

A human being can adjust to excessive radiation through diet.I expect that statement to be ridiculed,but it's true.After a couple of years of including specific vegetables in their diet the occupants will be completely adjusted to it.FYI,the rest of planet Earth also needs to do the research and include the same in their diet.I could explain what specifically to eat but it needs to be researched by each individual.There is nothing strict about what to eat.It merely includes those things.