Bikini atoll bomb testing
They were the first time that a nuclear weapon had been deployed since the 1945 attacks on Japan
Who could have foreseen that even now — 70 years later — the Marshall Islanders would still be suffering the aftershocks from the nuclear bomb testing on Bikini Atoll?
These two sequential tests were intended to allow comparison of air-detonated versus underwater-detonated atomic bombs in terms of destructive power to warships.
Robert Conard, head of Brookhaven National Laboratory 's medical team in the Marshall Islands, understated the risk of returning to the atoll.
Islanders from other atolls did not receive doses high enough to induce such symptoms.
The big plan for tiny Bikini
A International Atomic Energy Agency report found that Bikini is still not safe for habitation because of dangerous levels of radiation.
Inhe wrote a page report to BNL that raised serious questions about the residents' return to Bikini and questioned the accuracy of Brookhaven's prior work on the islands.
Color film of underwater atomic bomb near Marshall Islands.
It aims to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and work toward disarmament.