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 of this website, it is this:  America nuked the Gentle People.

Glenn Alcalay

Peace Corps Volunteer, Utrok Atoll 1975-1977

Jeramman wot!

Glenn Alcalay & Andrew Fuchs

www.AtomicAtolls.org

© 2015-2019

Modern History of the Republic of the Marshall Islands:

Selected Bibliography

Alcalay, Glenn. "Marshall Islands Field Report: Cultural Impact of the U.S. Atomic Testing Program." Anthropology Dept., Livingston College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. 08903, April 7, 1981.

 

Annual Report to the Nitijela, 1995 (Majuro: Nuclear Claims Tribunal).

 

Barker, Holly M. Bravo for the Marshallese : Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World (Case Studies on Contemporary Social Issues). (Wadsworth Publishing, 2003).

 

Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives. American Nuclear Guinea Pigs: Three Decades of Radiation Experiments on U.S. Citizens (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1986).

 

Conard, Robert, M.D. A Twenty Year Review of Medical Findings in a Marshallese Population Accidentally Exposed to Radioactive Fallout (Upton, NY: Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1975).

December 31, 1978. "Announced U.S. Washington, D.C.: Summary of Thyroid Findings in Marshallese 22 Years after Exposure to Radioactive Fallout (Upton, NY: Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1977).

 

Dobyns, Brown M. M.D. Ph.D. "A Study of the Physiological Function and Histiological Changes in Thyroid Irradiated with Radioactive Iodine. Prepared for the Department of Energy." (Cleveland, Ohio: Case Western Reserve University, September 30, 1981)

 

Gensuikin (Tapan) Medical Team. "Report on the Investigation of Damage Done by the Bikini Hydrogen Bomb Test to the People of the Marshall Islands." Tokyo, Japan: Revised edition, February 1973).

 

Hines, Neal O. Proving Ground: An Account of the Radiobiological Studies in the Pacific, 1946-1961 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1962).

 

Johnson, Giff. Collision Course at Kwajalein: Marshall Islanders in the Shadow of the Bomb (Honolulu: Pacific Concerns Resource Center, 1984).

 

Tuda, Tomaki, et al vs. the United States of America: "Petition in the Nature of a Class Action for Just Compensation for Unlawful Takings of Property and for Damages for Breaches of Fiduciary Responsibility." (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Court of Claims, March 16, 1981).

 

Kiste, Robert C. The Bikinians: A Study in Forced Migration. (Menlo Park, CA: Cummings Publishing Co., 1974).

 

Kotrady, Konrad M.D. "The Brookhaven Medical Program to Detect Radiation Effects in Marshallese People: A Comparison of the Peoples' vs. the Program's Attitudes." January 1, 1977.

 

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Dose Assessment at Bikini Atoll (UCRL-51879, Pt. 5, prepared for the Department of Energy, Tune 8, 1977).

 

Marshall Islands Chronology, 1944-1983 (Honolulu: Micronesia Support Committee, 1983).

Muller, Phillip. "Statement of the Government of the Marshall Islands to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee." (Washington, D.C.: June 26, 1996).

 

Niedenthal, Jack. The People of Bikini: From Exodus to Resettlement (Majuro: Bikini Atoll Local Government, 1996).

 

Niedenthal, Jack. For the Good of Mankind: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands (Micronitor/Bravo Publishers, 2001).

 

The Marshall Islands Journal (Majuro: Micronitor News and Printing Company, 1970-1996).

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