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

July 28, 2017

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.