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Jeton angers US officials

Jeton angers US officials

Journal 11/15/1985 P1 American UN official enraged by Rongelap Senator’s actions Rongelap Senator Jeton Anjain delivered stinging criticism of the US nuclear testing program and its follow up medical aid to fallout victims in a speech to the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York October 30. He accused the US […]

Presidential get together

Presidential get together

Journal 4/20/1984P1 Electricity costs reduced The RMI reported impressive savings in fuel costs for its new power generating facility in Majuro. MEC’s British-built power plant is producing electricity at a cost of 5.1 cents per kilowatt hour, a substantial savings compared with the 18-to-20 cents per kilowatt hour cost at the old power plant.P3 Amata […]

CMI students get involved

CMI students get involved

The Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day featured dozens of College of Marshall Islands student participants, many of whom marched with banners of support — some with signs showing quotes from those directly exposed from the nuclear testing. The student leadership from CMI Nuclear Club and college staff contributed to the success of the program at Delap […]

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 […]

SOV, RASAR dominate Nitijela

SOV, RASAR dominate Nitijela

HILARY HOSIA Arguments over a reported bribe attempt, the RMI’s “SOV” plan, and the proposed Rongelap investment zone dominated Nitijela’s first session day Monday after a three-week break for committee hearings. You could describe Monday’s session as a rugby scrum, with battling parties locked head to head and kicking the ball back and forth.

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 […]

70 homes get solar

70 homes get solar

Humanity First Marshall Islands this week launched a program to install solar systems in 70 homes in partnership with Rongelap Atoll Local Government and the New Zealand government. “This solar project will bring significant improvement in the lives of local people of Marshall Islands,” said Falahud Din Shams, chairman of Humanity First Marshall Islands, at […]