Bikini

Bad news for Bikinians

Bad news for Bikinians

Journal 8/29/1975 P1 Bad news for Bikini Islanders returning to Bikini Atoll may be asked to comply with additional restrictions on diet and living areas as a result of a recent radiological follow up survey conducted by the Energy Research and Development Administration (formerly Atomic Energy Commission) in June. P7 Jabwor wakens former shadow of […]

AMI, council work together on diving Bikini

AMI, council work together on diving Bikini

Journal 3/28/1975 P2 Airport land The Trust Territory Government paid private landowners $160 per acre a year for airport land. Length: 25 years, renewable, with price subject to renegotiation. P7 Murder charge in Majuro In what has been dubbed the first murder trial in the Marshals, Alex (Namar) Milne has been charged with first degree […]

PCB bomb at Bikini

PCB bomb at Bikini

Journal 10/1/1976 P1 Mink calls for end to Kwajalien apartheid July hearings of a US Congress Committee in the Marshall Islands have resulted in a strongly-worded demand for an end to discriminatory practices at Kwajalein Atoll. Letters signed by Phillip Burton (D-California), Patsy Mink (D-Hawaii) and Antonio Won Pat (D-Guam) to the Secretaries of the […]

Bikinians prefer Bikini to resettle

Bikinians prefer Bikini to resettle

ISAAC MARTY Several hundred Bikinians on Kili and Ejit islands met with the Interior Department’s Insular Affairs Assistant Secretary Esther Kia’aina last week Wednesday and Thursday to discuss resettlement options outside the RMI as well as a nuclear clean up of Bikini. These concerns were brought up last year by the Kili/Bikini/Ejit (KBE) council, and […]

Bikinian radiation survey

Bikinian radiation survey

Journal 7/23/1976 P1 The Mink coat Strong charges of racial discrimination were leveled at the US Army command at its top-secret Kwajalein Missile Range as Marshall Islanders testified before a US Congressional subcommittee on Ebeye July 14. Congress of Micronesia Representative Ataji Balos told the US House Subcommittee chaired by Rep. Patsy Mink (Hawaii) that […]

Breathing life into nuclear issue

Breathing life into nuclear issue

A new organization focused on the nuclear weapons testing legacy in the Marshall Islands says its aim is achieving justice for Marshall Islanders. The group, Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity — Marshall Islands (REACH-MI for short), officially launched itself Tuesday with a program attended by about 40 people held at Sandy’s. REACH-MI Vice President […]

US backs Bikinian move

US backs Bikinian move

  Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has written US Senate and House congressional leadership proposing legislation allowing the people of Bikini to use existing resettlement and relocation funds to relocate their communities outside of the Marshall Islands. Current federal law restricts resettlement funds for use within the Marshall Islands. “This is an […]

German dies on Bikini dive trip

German dies on Bikini dive trip

A German visitor died this week in a diving accident at Bikini Atoll, the first diver to die since the former nuclear test site was opened to scuba divers in 1996. The 75-year-old diver is reported to have died Monday afternoon after he separated from a group that was diving on the World War II […]