Monday, January 24, 2022

Bikini Atoll

BIKINI ATOLL (Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean)

From 1946 to 1958 the U.S. detonated 23 nuclear weapons in the open air and underwater at the Bikini Atoll in the then-U.S. territory of the Marshall Islands, causing untold damage to the health of inhabitants of islands in the region and far beyond--as far as the U.S. and Europe. The Atoll lent its name to a swimwear style that started in 1946 and continues to this day.

(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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