Bikini Atoll is a group of 23 islands in the Pacific that is forever linked with the nuclear age. Between 1946 and 1958, twenty-three nuclear devices were detonated at Bikini Atoll by the USA.
The local inhabitants were displaced and the tests had major consequences on the geology and natural environment of Bikini Atoll and on the health of those who were exposed to radiation.
Prior to the explosion of the first atomic bomb on the island, the lagoon at Bikini was designated as a ship graveyard after World War II by the United States Navy. Today the Bikini Lagoon is still home to a large number of vessels.
Map of Bikini AtollLoad map
2010 Advisory Body overruled
ICOMOS advised Referral, to "Draw up an inventory of the land-based properties that contribute to the value of the property; inscribe the most important of these on the national historic sites list;"
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