Nuclear Guinea PigsMarshall Islanders in the south Pacific were bombarded with 106 nuclear bombs, getting hit by the radiation equivalent of 1.6 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day for 12 years.  Now, they want their story told and “justice” – whatever that can possibly mean.

 

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This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Nuclear Guinea Pigs:Desmond Narain Doulatram, a citizen of the Marshall Islands, is co-founder of the nonprofit organization REACH-MI (Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity- Marshall Islands), where he serves as Research Director and Advisor. REACH-MI  provides information and explores ways to address unresolved nuclear issues to improve community conditions, people’s lives, and achieve “Nuclear Justice.”  Desmond is an in-kind researcher for the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ National Nuclear Commission and has presented at anti-nuclear related conferences, workshops, trainings, and seminars at the University of Basel in Switzerland, Oregon State University, University of San Francisco, Melbourne University, University of Tokyo, Toronto’s Humber College, and College of the Marshall Islands.  He is currently a Social Science Instructor  at the College of the Marshall Islands teaching Issues in Pacific Studies and Contemporary Social Issues in Micronesia, where the Nuclear Legacy of the Marshall Islands and the greater Pacific Region continue to be hotly debated issues amongst its people. We spoke on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

    Desmond Narain Doulatram (l) and Nuclear Hotseat’s Libbe HaLevy (r)

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Locations of atomic bomb blasts in the Marshall Islands.

 

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

UFOs and Fukushima?  Hey, why not…!  (Oy!)

 

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