Seventy-five years after the US military began using the Marshall Islands as a nuke testing ground, a new generation fired-up by climate activism is demanding justice. When the Able atomic bomb was detonated at Bikini Atoll on July 1, 1946, Alson Kelen’s family were among those forced from their palm-fringed ancestral homes. For decades, complaints were muted. Many accepted at face value promises from the US Navy that they were in no danger and would be safely relocated away from the test sites. But abnormally high cancer rates among the displaced islanders — who are either unable to return to their radiation-tainted homelands or must live alongside leaking deposits of nuclear waste — tell a different story.
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