Concrete Dome Holding 22 Million Gallons of Nuclear Waste Is Cracking & Sinking On A Pacific Island (DAHBOO77)

Concrete Dome Holding 22 Million Gallons of Nuclear Waste Is Cracking & Sinking On A Pacific Island (DAHBOO77)

The Los Angeles Times has a harrowing new story about Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Japanese forces invaded the small Pacific nation and its residents during World War I, and the United States did the same during World War II under that classic guise of “liberation.” But the US was hardly acting altruistically, at the time nor since then. The islands’ location made it a prime strategic military base in the Pacific. It was also isolated enough to make it a convenient nuclear testing site—if you disregarded the 72,000 people who lived there, of course.

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