During the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests on the Marshall Islands. Later, the Pentagon also dropped chemical weapons on the island. The nuclear waste was then sealed with concrete to avoid major hazards. But slowly the overlay of the concrete is being exposed. Once mixed with the sea, it can bring great danger to the whole world.
A recent report by Los Angeles Times said that due to climate change, the overlay of those domes or concrete in the state of Marshall, an island consisting of multiple islands in the Pacific Ocean, is opening. As the sea-level rise and global temperature rise, nuclear waste is suspected to be mixed with seawater.
Meanwhile, more than 50 thousand people live on Marshall Island. However, from 1946 to 1958, that place was the weapon experiment site for the US. On 1 March 1954, the United States examined a nuclear weapon weighting 15 megatons on that island. And it was the largest nuclear weapon in the United States.
Immediately after testing the weapon, heavy rains started pouring into the whole island.
A woman from the island said that disabled children were being born there for a few years. The birth of disabled children has become a common phenomenon on the island. Even in the case of other animals, such things are happening there.
Due to climate change, sea-level rise and temperature are increasing day by day. At the same time, if the tombs break down, nuclear waste will be mixed with water. Which will be is a major threat to people around the world.
When asked about this matter to the United States, they made it clear that they would not be responsible for it. It is also stated that to control those waste it should respond to the island itself.
Marshall Island President Hilda Hein said, “How can these waste be ours?” We didn’t make these wastes. These wastes are not ours. It’s them.