Clark as told to Robert Cahn July Without land you would be viewed as a person of no consequence Archived from the original on 30 January Archived from the original on September 27, Archived from the original on 30 August They were later given public lands on Ejit and a few families initially moved there to grow copra.
Bikini Atoll nuke test video declassified on 70th anniversary
The explosion of the fission bomb, largely identical to the weapon used in the attack on Nagasaki on 9 August , occurred metres above sea level and had a yield of 23kilotons. Some of the leaders maintained Asian-style bungalows and maintained servants, including secretaries, maids, and valets. The Baltic Germans used the atoll to produce copra oil from coconuts, although contact with the native population was infrequent. Scientists amazed by thriving marine life at Bikini Atoll site where 23 atomic bombs were dropped". But a United Nations report in said the effects were long-lasting. After their relocation to Kili, the Bikini residents continued to suffer from inadequate food supplies. Retrieved 30 October
Welcome to Bikini Atoll
The residents were forced to rely on imported USDA rice and canned goods and had to buy food with their supplemental income. Through its history, the atoll symbolises the dawn of the nuclear age , despite its paradoxical image of peace and of earthly paradise. The lower house or Nitijela consists of 33 senators elected by 24 electoral districts. Archived from the original on 1 August Retrieved 21 September
Nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll
Description: Bold indicates populated islands Italics indicate single island. The first bomb missed its target. Archived from the original on 14 June The opportunity for some Bikini islanders to potentially relocate back to their home island creates a dilemma.