Is the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty bringing us closer to a nuclear-free world? 

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Last night around 140 students attended the K=1 Project discussion panel.

Members of the K1 Project, Center for Nuclear Studies, have traveled to the Marshall Islands several times, and have engaged in two research expeditions in the region. The research trips were conducted in an attempt to learn about the Marshallese nuclear legacy, and to assess radiological conditions stemming from the US nuclear weapon testing program, which took place between 1946 and 1958.

The K1 Project joins the international community in mourning the passing of Tony de Brum, the Pacific nation’s Climate Ambassador and former Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands, in the Central Pacific.

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. Professor Hughes discussed with the directors of Fantastico some of the research studies the K=1 Project Center has been performing in the islands during the past years. Fantastico is recognized as one of the best programs of Brazilian television and the most watched program on Sunday nights. 

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. Nikolic Hughes spoke about the worldwide threats of nuclear weapons and climate change, and the educational and outreach efforts through Frontiers of Science and K1 Project that she is involved in. The videos of their talks are available below.

Do you know the three different types of nuclear terror?

A panel discussion on climate change and the nuclear legacy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands with Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, and other officials. 

A resident of Enewetak speaks out about the effects of nuclear testing on his home atoll.

South Florida's drinking water and Biscayne National Park are being threatened by pollutants leaking from the cooling canals at Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station.

Tony de Brum, Climate Ambassador for the Republic of the Marshall Islands, discusses U.S. nuclear testing.

In preparation for Marshall Islands dive, K=1 members earn advanced scuba certification.

Seventy years later and the Marshall Islands still suffer the consequences of nuclear fallout, our paper finds.