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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An atoll in the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands in the west-central Pacific Ocean. It was the site of U.S. atomic tests from 1948 to 1954.

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  • The test of the first U.S. thermonuclear fusion device took place in 1952 as a surface shot on Enewetak Atoll in the South Pacific.

    Story of B-53 'bunker buster' is a lesson in managing nuclear weapons

  • The people from Enewetak were moved to Ujelang where they lived until the late 1970's when they moved back to Enewetak.

    Photo Essay: Peace Corps Volunteers Share 50 Years of Memories

  • The people from Bikini and Enewetak Atolls were forcibly moved from their homes in the late 1940's so we could experiment with nuclear and thermonuclear devices.

    Photo Essay: Peace Corps Volunteers Share 50 Years of Memories

  • The first thermonuclear bomb was exploded in 1952 at Enewetak by the United States, the second in 1953 by Russia then the USSR.

    Better Things for Better Living or Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

  • According to the Brookings Institution, beneath this concrete dome on Runit Island, part of Enewetak Atoll, built between 1977 and 1980 at a cost of about $239 million, lie 111,000 cubic yards or radioactive soil and debris from Bikini and Rongelap atolls.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • (It is the same ploy we had used in removing native peoples from the Bikini and Enewetak atolls and Lib Island, so that we could conduct our sixty-eight atomic and hydrogen bomb tests there.)

    Entangled Giant

  • Marshall Islandstotal: 181.3 sq km land: 181.3 sq km water: 0 sq km note: the archipelago includes 11,673 sq km of lagoon waters and includes the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik

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  • Marshall Islandsthe Marshal Islands Bikini and Enewetak are former US nuclear test sites; Kwajalein, the famous World War II battleground, is used as a US missile test range; island city of Ebeye is the second largest settlement in the Marshall Islands, after the capital of Majuro, and one of the most densely populated locations in the Pacific

    Geography-note

  • Area: total: 181.3 sq km land: 181.3 sq km water: 0 sq km note: the archipelago includes 11,673 sq km of lagoon waters and includes the atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Kwajalein, Majuro, Rongelap, and Utirik

    Marshall Islands

  • Geography┬Śnote: the Marshal Islands Bikini and Enewetak are former US nuclear test sites; Kwajalein, the famous World War II battleground, is used as a US missile test range; island city of Ebeye is the second largest settlement in the Marshall Islands, after the capital of Majuro, and one of the most densely populated locations in the Pacific

    Marshall Islands

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