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Radiation Persists in Marshall Islands Following Cold War Nuclear Tests

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Castle Bravo, a high-yield thermonuclear weapon detonated March 1, 1954 on Bikini Atoll was among 67 nuclear bombs tested by the U.S. on the Marshall Islands during the Cold War.

New independent research conducted by a Columbia University team of scientists reveals persistent radiation levels in the northern Marshall Islands where the U.S. conducted a series of Cold War nuclear weapons tests in the mid-20th century.