They are skilled navigators able to make long canoe voyages among the atolls. Several other German trading companies follow suit. Germany leaves the running of the islands to a group of powerful German trading companies. Chief Juda of Bikini agrees to evacuate the islanders to Rongerik Atoll, miles east of Bikini Atoll, on the understanding that they will be able to return once the tests are over. Following exposure to such high levels of radiation the islanders begin to develop severe health problems.
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Bikini Atoll nuclear test: 60 years later and islands still unliveable
The former island paradise of Bikini Atoll is slowing blooming back to life, 70 years after the United States dropped 23 nuclear bombs on it, including a device in that was 1,times larger than the Hiroshima atom bomb. A team of scientists from Stanford University have been surprised to discover an abundance of marine life apparently thriving in the crater of Bikini Atoll, which was declared a nuclear wasteland after the bombings, with its inhabitants relocated to other islands. Animals studied by scientists in and around the Chernobyl blast showed deformities and mutations, but the Stanford teams initial research suggest the marine life in Bikini may have fared significantly better. Palumbi said to the naked eye the crabs, fish and coral of Bikini Atoll look perfectly normal and healthy, and some of the coral has been around for decades — with evidence it may have begun growing as soon as 10 years after the last bombs were dropped.
The government is planning to use the aircraft to relaunch tourism in the Bikini Atoll. The atoll, a site of numerous US nuclear tests between and , is practically uninhabited due to continuing low-level radiation exposure but has been UNESCO-listed since While long-term stays on the atoll are not possible, the government hopes to revive diving tourism in Bikini. The government, in the name of the President and Cabinet members, gives assurance that it will work with you to develop bungalows and other attractions to progress not just Bikini but also the Marshall Islands so tourism can move forward," Acting President of the Marshall Islands Brenson Wase said.