9781598743463

Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-07-31
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The hydrogen test-bomb Bravo, dropped on the Marshall Islands in 1954, was one of scores of col-war nuclear tests that blanketed the nation with fallout. Johnston and Barker reveal the horrific history of human rights violations endured by the Marshallese

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. 9
Prologue: Consequential Damages of Nuclear Warp. 11
Introductionp. 43
Summary of Relevant Findingsp. 44
Research Concernsp. 48
Research Methodsp. 50
Report Frameworkp. 54
Photo Essayp. 56
Loss of a Healthy, Sustainable Way of Lifep. 57
Valuing Land from a Marshallese Perspectivep. 57
Land and Sea Tenurep. 59
Rules Governing Access and Use Rightsp. 61
Cultural Land and Seascapesp. 68
Spiritual Values of Land and Seascapep. 71
Environmental Knowledge and Sustainable Resource Usep. 74
Flexible Patterns of Resource Use-Sustainable Living on Atoll Ecosystemsp. 82
Taboos and Resource Managementp. 85
Concluding Discussionp. 86
Chain of Events and Critical Issues of Concernp. 89
Evacuation from Rongelap to Lae in 1946p. 89
Damage and Continued Loss of Access to Rongerikp. 92
The Bravo Eventp. 95
Relocation from Rongelap to Kwajalein in 1954p. 100
Project 4.1 Research on Kwajaleinp. 103
Relocation from Kwajalein to Ejitp. 107
Long-Term Human Subject Research Plans, Priorities, and Policiesp. 109
Difficulties of Life in a Contaminated Settingp. 117
Degenerative Health and Health Care Issues on Rongelapp. 133
Human Subject Research Experiencesp. 152
Evacuation of Rongelap in 1985p. 159
Current Conditions Endured by a Fragmented Rongelap Communityp. 161
Summary of Damages, Needs, and Compensation Concernsp. 173
Claims by the People of Rongelap for Hardship and Related Consequential Damages of the Nuclear Weapons Testing Programp. 173
Consequences of These Events and Injuriesp. 176
Household Economic Injuriesp. 179
Compensation Concernsp. 184
Research Needsp. 189
Ideas for Remedial Actionp. 191
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 195
Violations of Trustee Relationshipsp. 195
Statements of Culpabilityp. 197
Reparationsp. 199
Relevant Case Precedentsp. 201
Recommendations for Categories of Concern in This Claimp. 212
Concluding Remarksp. 222
Epilogue: Seeking Meaningful Remedyp. 225
Appendixp. 249
Sample Marshallese text from the memoir of John Anjainp. 251
List of documents submitted to the Nuclear Claims Tribunal in support of the Rongelap claimp. 252
Letter from the Advisory Committee on Biology and Medicine to Lewis Strauss, chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, November 19, 1956p. 256
Memorandum from Gordon M. Dunning to C. L. Dunham, June 13, 1957. Subject: Resurvey of Rongelap Atollp. 258
Letter from Hermann Lisco, MD, Cancer Research Institute, New England Deaconess Hospital, to George Darling, Director, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, April 29, 1966p. 259
Letter from Paul Seligman, U.S. Department of Energy, to Mayor James Matayoshi, Rongelap Atoll Local Government Council, April 29, 1999p. 260
Glossaryp. 263
Indexp. 287
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