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Nuclear legacy gets US focus

Nuclear legacy gets US focus

KELLY LORENNIJ Among the important topics discussed by Pacific Island Forum leaders in Tuvalu last month was the issue of nuclear contamination in the region, a long-standing concern stated in previous Forum meetings and official communique statements, as well as health and security issues related to World War II wrecks and unexploded ordnance. This year […]

Study shows RMI’s nuclear hot spots

Study shows RMI’s nuclear hot spots

Radiation levels on Bikini Island are up to 1,000 times higher than samples from areas affected by the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear power plant disasters, newly published research on the Marshall Islands shows. Several new studies were published Monday by the US National Academy of Sciences based on research conducted by scientists with Columbia University […]

RMI angry at US decisions

RMI angry at US decisions

Journal 1/19/1982 P6 Rep Seiberling hopes for Compact in ’83 US Representative John Seiberling told the welcoming crowd at the Majuro airport that 1982 is too early for completion of a Compact of Free Association. He added that he hoped the matter would be placed on the 1983 congressional agenda. Seiberling is chairman of the […]

Kili airport ready for use

Kili airport ready for use

Journal 9/11/1981 P1 President proposes atolls for nuclear waste Pacific islanders, apparently joined by Japanese officials, remained opposed to what at first looked like an amicable compromise to their dispute over Japanese plans to dump low-level nuclear wastes in the ocean. During a session of the third annual conference of the Association of Chief Executives […]

Friendly Nitijela hearing on KBE

Friendly Nitijela hearing on KBE

Despite expectation that the Kili-Bikini-Ejit session with the Nitijela Public Accounts Committee would offer some drama — fueled by repeated rescheduling from Public Accounts to allow KBE more time to go through its audit reports — the dialogue went smoothly compared to a majority of the PAC hearings. The hearing, in short, can be described […]

20 students to work in Bikini

20 students to work in Bikini

Journal 6/13/2018 P1 Airport leases signed Formal signing of the leases for the proposed airport on Long Island has been accomplished, according to Mike Allen, Marshalls Land Management Officer. The lease negotiations experienced a series of complicated demands and counter demands before final agreement was reached. The negotiations will result in payment of $4,000 per […]

Tempo: ‘Forgotten islanders’ advocate

Tempo: ‘Forgotten islanders’ advocate

SEIICHIRO TAKEMINE Ailuk islander Tempo Alfred, 77, died in Majuro earlier this month. One of a dwindling number of elder Marshallese survivors of the US nuclear weapons testing program, Tempo was born on Ailuk. As a 13-year-old boy, he was an eyewitness to the March 1, 1954 Bravo hydrogen bomb test. He remembered a flash […]

Big bucks for Bikinians

Big bucks for Bikinians

Christmas arrived a few days early for the Bikini community. Last week, Mayor Anderson Jibas and Kili-Bikini-Ejit (KBE) council members and staff delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to KBE residents. A ceremony was held late last week on Ejit for the distribution of $3,000 cash to each of the approximately 50 homes […]

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