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Bikini islanders still deal with fallout of US nuclear tests, 70 years later
Part of the intense cold war nuclear arms race, the megatonne Bravo test on 1 March was a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The United States soon came up with some very big plans for the little atoll of Bikini. After forcing the residents to relocate to another atoll, they started to prepare Bikini as an atomic bomb test site.
The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear devices detonated by the United States between and at seven test sites on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air and underwater. The United States was engaged in a Cold War Nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union to build bigger and better bombs from until
Nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll - Wikipedia
Operation Crossroads, which had its first big event—the dropping of a nuclear bomb—on July 1, , was just the beginning of the nuclear testing that Bikini Atoll would be subjected to.
Bikini Atoll nuclear test: 60 years later and islands still unliveable