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    Bikini Atoll

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    Exerpt from a 1950's propaganda film intended to put a positive spin on the wholesale displacement of the indigenous population of Bikini Atoll in preparation for operation Crossroads in 1946. Told that their sacrifice was for the good of all mankind, the native population was relocated to Rongerik Atoll while their ancestral home was turned into a radioactive wasteland. Three Bikini families returned in 1974 but were evacuated again in 1978 because of radioactivity in their bodies from four years of eating contaminated food. The atoll remains uninhabited to this day.

    Published on: 2008-12-16 (3349 reads)

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