(1995 TV Movie)

Plot Summary

  • A documentary on the plight of the people of Rongelap-atoll for compensation after massive radio-active fallout and contamination of their habitat, following the US 'Bravo'H-bombtest over nearby Bikini in 1954. Archive footage. Interview with the magistrate of Rongelap John Anjain on Majuro (Marshall Islands); recounting the follow-up: evacuation from Rongelap 3 days after the blast, resettlement, after 'all-clear'sign by US scientists, 3 years later, growing number of thyroid-tumors and juvenile deaths, suspicion of being 'human guinea pigs', resettlement on Ebye and Majetto on Kwajalein-atoll in 1985. The victims, the disappointment, the idleness in present days. A hearing by a Senate Committee of US Congress, which would be followed by a settlement worth 45 million dollars.

    - Written by Theo Uittenbogaard


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