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Bombs and the Bikini Atoll – JSTOR Daily

The Bikini Atoll—a series of limestone formations in the Pacific Ocean that comprise part of the Marshall Islands—is, or rather was, a tropical paradise. Between 1946 and 1958, the United States military detonated several nuclear bombs in the area, wiping out plants and wildlife, and leaving behind a toxic wasteland. That tumultuous history is now preserved in haunting photos, diaries, papers and studies, assembled by the University of Washington into the Lauren L. Donaldson Collection of Northern Pacific Ocean Radiological Surveys. These photos and documents are now free to browse on JSTOR. read more

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