The nuclear legacy in the Marshall Islands is having a lingering effect on the handing down of the country’s oral history. An investigation by the Los Angeles Times examined the high rates of thyroid cancers in the Marshall Islands, where the US detonated dozens of nuclear weapons in the 1940s and ’50s. See full article, including interview here.
“We used to get up in the morning, drive out to the highway and watch the blast. There was a regular caravan of cars going out. We’d park on the side of the road, wait until it was all over, go home, have breakfast, get the kids off to school and then go to work.” That’s how Gail Andress remembers the nuclear testing 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the early 1950s. For full story click here.