UN chief concerned nuclear ‘coffin’ leaking in Pacific

AFP (French press agency)  May 16, 2019 Marchalls island nation was ground zero for 67 American nuclear weapons tests from 1946-58 at Bikini and Enewetak atolls, when it was under US administration. The tests included the 1954 “Bravo” hydrogen bomb. The “coffin” is a concrete dome, built in the late 1970s on Runit island. Radioactive soil and ash from the explosions were tipped into a crater and capped with a concrete dome 45 centimetres (18 inches) thick, it was only envisaged as a temporary fix and the bottom of the crater was never lined. Cracks have developed in the concrete […]