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Scott Merritt Chem 2210 9-27-2007 Nuclear fallout in the Marshall Islands It is the year 1957, while working as a chemical engineer for the Department of Defense in the Marshall Islands. The Department of Defense is using the islands as a nuclear testing site. It is discovered by a doctor that there has been a drastic increase in the rates of occurrence of certain types of cancer in the natives; who were all moved to an island downwind of the testing site. Due to previous incidents, it can safely be deduced that the increase in cancer rates is due to nuclear fallout from the weapons testing that the Department of Defense is doing on their home island. Between 1945 and 1958 the United States conducted nuclear tests on the Bikini and Enewetak atolls. Recon missions determined that gamma exposure on the atolls were unfit to support human life after the tests. Following these finding, the United States attempted to clean up some of the islands. It was completely unknown as to whether the cleanup would help. It
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