(******** )Aerial image of the Runit Dome.

U.S. Department
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(************ )The tropical blue skies over the southern Pacific Ocean were covered by towering mushroom clouds remaining over the Marshall Islands in 1954 as the United States continued its screening of nuclear weapons.

The United States carried out 67 nuclear weapon tests from 1946 to 1958 on the beautiful Marshall Islands. The most effective test was the “Bravo” hydrogen bomb in 1954, which had to do with 1,000 times more effective than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

The substantial nuke screening blanketed the islands in radioactive ash, covering it in the fine, white, powder-like compound. Kids, uninformed of what the radioactive ash was, played in the “snow” and consumed it according to the Atomic Heritage Structure.



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Runit Dome from above.

U.S. Department Of Energy (public domain)

(************ )Today, there are growing issues that the momentary containment of the hazardous waste arising from those tests is dripping into the Pacific Ocean and might be broken large open from the next storm that rolls by. Particularly, the website is thought to be dripping among the most poisonous compounds worldwide, the radioactive isotope plutonium-239, a by-product of nukes that rots with a half-life of 24,100 years.

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