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Halloween hides real-life nuclear horror in Marshall Islands

By Beverly Deepe Keever

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2012

~~<p>Halloween hoopla hides a frightening real-life experiment that secretly used Marshall Islanders to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human subjects for 40 years and remains controversial still.</p>
<p>Today's fog of gore oozing from Halloween advertisements and attractions obscures the all-too-true experiment codenamed by the U.S. government in 1954 as Project 4.1. It provides an eerie, contemporary counterpoint as the U.S. pivots to the Asia-Pacific region and continues using a Marshall island as bulls-eye for its missile defense tests.</p>
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Halloween hoopla hides a frightening real-life experiment that secretly used Marshall Islanders to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human subjects for 40 years and remains controversial still.

Today's fog of gore oozing from Halloween advertisements and attractions obscures the all-too-true experiment codenamed by the U.S. government in 1954 as Project 4.1. It provides an eerie, contemporary counterpoint as the U.S. pivots to the Asia-Pacific region and continues using a Marshall island as bulls-eye for its missile defense tests. Login for more...



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