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The Marshall Islands, once a U.S. nuclear test site, face oblivion again
Three extended families, eventually totaling about people, moved back to their home island in despite the risk. This page was last edited on 4 June , at Archived from the original on 27 August The total land area is about the size of Washington, D. Navy for ignoring the people.
The lysimeter and ground water sampling program was terminated in December so the results from these studies should become available over the next year. The Marshall Islands are marking 60 years since the devastating US hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll, with exiled islanders saying they are too fearful to ever go back because of nuclear contamination. Archived from the original on April 17, The Dri-jerbal work the land including farming, cleaning, and construction.
Retrieved 14 August Lysimeter studies are providing information on the rate of removal of cesium from the soils by the action of rainfall. Harold Ickes , a syndicated columnist, wrote "The natives are actually and literally starving to death. However, neighboring atolls were significantly less nuclear -- a positive sign after decades of upheaval for the region's former residents. Archived from the original on 26 November A third burst, Charlie , planned for , was canceled primarily because of the United States Navy 's inability to decontaminate the target ships after the Baker test.