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"Most of the women had miscarriages [jibun] after the "Bravo" H-bomb, including myself who gave birth to something that was not like a human being [ejab armij]. Some women gave birth to things resembling grapes and some women even stopped having children, including me."

- Nine Letobo, interviewed on Utrok in 1981

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"While it is true that these people do not live, I would say, the way Westerners do, civilized people, it is nevertheless true that these people are more like us than the mice."
- Merril Eisenbud, scientist for the Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] in 1956 re: the "Bravo" H-bomb

Operation Crossroads - Shot "Baker" - July 24, 1946 - Bikini Atoll

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 Photo: Hiromitsu Toyosaki 

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This website is designed to give voice to the people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands [RMI] who have firsthand knowledge - in their bodies and DNA, in their memories and permanently in their atolls - of thermonuclear weapons and their destruction, having been at the receiving end of the United States' "foreign policy."


AtomicAtolls.org's primary mission is to provide a repository of the unfiltered history of the relationship between the U.S. and RMI through an archive of audio interviews [in both Marshallese and English*] on SoundCloud (previously unavailable to the public) and photographs of downwind Marshall Islanders who were caught in the radioactive fallout from the 67 atomic & hydrogen thermonuclear bombs detonated at Bikini and Enewetak Atolls between 1946-58.

 

In addition to these rare and powerful interviews conducted between 1981 and 2002 [by Glenn Alcalay & Kai Erikson], numerous unclassified U.S. government documents, U.N. testimonies, NGO reports, and other educational materials regarding nuclear testing issues in the Marshall Islands will also be made available to the public.  Lastly, a large archive of videos and documentary films about the Nuclear Age, from the Manhattan Project to Weapons in Space will be made available.

Our website is dedicated to aolep dri-Majol, people of the Marshall Islands - especially the youth - and all of the glorious people who reside on our dear Mother Earth.  If there is a theme or a meme that truly captures the character and the spirit of this website, it is this:  America nuked the Gentle People.

Glenn Alcalay

Peace Corps Volunteer, Utrok Atoll 1975-1977

Jeramman wot!

* Please subscribe to the legendary Marshall Islands Journal

   Go here to subscribe:    https://marshallislandsjournal.com/

Glenn Alcalay & Andrew Fuchs

www.AtomicAtolls.org

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