Fukushima: How the ocean became a dumping ground for radioactive waste

Seaside, Japan. Photo source: ©© Mrhayata


The nuclear disaster at Fukushima sent an unprecedented amount of radiation into the Pacific. But, before then, atomic bomb tests and radioactive waste were contaminating the sea — the effects are still being felt today…

Read Full Article, DW (03-11-2020)

Fukushima: Japan will dump radioactive water into Pacific; The Guardian UK (09-10-2019)

Scientists find new source of radioactivity from Fukushima disaster: in sand and groundwater; Phys. Org (10-02-2017)

How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster; LA Times (11-10-2019)

Revisiting Bikini Atoll, NASA (03-10-2014)
Sixty years ago, the United States detonated a thermonuclear bomb on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, that altered the landscape, hundreds of lives, and the trajectory of a nuclear arms race…

Bikini Atoll nuclear test: 60 years later and islands still unliveable, Guardian UK (03-01-2014)

Effects of nuclear tests in French Polynesia remains a major concern, ABC News (02-24-2014)
France conducted nearly 200 nuclear tests in French Polynesia between 1966 and 1996. The French Government has admitted in the past it’s possible the Mururoa atoll could cave in because it has been sapped by the underground tests…

French Nuclear Tests Showered Vast Area of Polynesia With Radioactivity, Guardian UK (07-03-2013)
French nuclear tests in the South Pacific in the 1960s and 1970s were far more toxic than has been previously acknowledged and hit a vast swath of Polynesia with radioactive fallout, according to newly declassified ministry of defence documents…

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