NEW US LAW REQUIRES PROBE OF MARSHALL ISLANDS NUCLEAR DUMP THREATENED BY RISING SEAS

On 30 December, an article in the LA Times said that included in a new Act passed by Congress is a demand that the Department of Energy investigate an ageing, cracking US nuclear waste dump threatened by climate change and rising seas in the Marshall Islands.  The agency must submit a report by mid-June on the risks that Runit Dome poses to the people, environment and wildlife of Enewetak lagoon — the site of 44 nuclear bomb detonations during the Cold War.  The islands sit in a remote part of the central Pacific, 5,000 miles southwest of Los Angeles.  The newspaper has also revealed that it was the location of at least a dozen biological weapons tests as well as the repository for 130 tons of soil from an irradiated Nevada testing site.

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-30/new-us-law-probe-marshall-islands-nuclear-waste-site-threatened-by-rising-seas

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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