1981 Interviews with Utrok,

Wotje & Rongelap Downwinders

   Note: The interviews in this section of the website

   span between 1981-2002.  Most of these SoundCloud

   interviews are in Marshallese, with selected interviews 

   transcribed into EnglishAll of the SoundCloud inter-

   views for 2002 are in English.

   [Scroll down for selected English transcriptions]   

Rojmi Katwon,

   Utrok 1977

Alex Katwon, Utrok 1977

Nerik Kios, Utrok, 1977

Compoj Letobo setting a

fish trap ["wu"] on the reef in 1977 on Utrok

Jiba Mikol Letobo 

      Utrok 1977    

Mikol Letobo, Utrok 1977

Libtu Mexico, Utrok 1977

Andy Mor, building a paddling

canoe [kerker], Utrok 1977

Almira Yostami, Utrok 1977

Utrok Women's Choir 1977

A Marshallese sailing outrigger ["tibnol"] about to depart Utrok,

1977. Much larger versions of the "tibnol" brought the first Marshall Islanders to these islands over

2,000 years ago from S.E. Asia

Alden Attadi, Utrok 1977

  Featured English interviews of selected downwinders

  from the above SoundCloud list.  These interviews will

                  open in either PDF or MS Word format

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Eldon Juda,


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A wake for an eight month-old child born to parents caught in the "Bravo" fallout on March 1, 1954. 

                                                                                     Utrok, May 1975


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Listen to this POWERFUL 1986 NPR interview with filmmaker Dennis O'Rourke re: "Half Life"

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!

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Glenn Alcalay & Andrew Fuchs


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