Marshall Islands

July 28, 2017

K=1 Project Center director, Emlyn Hughes, featured in a Brazilian TV program about the Marshall Islands

The United States tested sixty-seven nuclear weapons in the northern Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958, with devastating consequences for the health and well-being of the island inhabitants. More than seventy years after the first test on Bikini Island, many of the islands remain contaminated. In addition to the fatal consequences of nuclear testing, the Marshall Islands face the consequences of sea level rise, as a result of global warming.

May 30, 2017

K1 Project at the Nuclear Legacy Conference

Our Director, Prof. Emlyn Hughes and faculty affiliate Dr. Ivana Nikolic Hughes were invited to attend the 63rd Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day on March 1st in Majuro, Marshall Islands, and to participate in Nuclear Legacy Conference with international experts and members of the Marshallese government (March 1-3). At the conference, Prof. Hughes spoke about our recent work in studying the radiological conditions in the Marshall Islands. Dr.