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Marshall Islands are Exhibit A for nuclear disarmament

By Nicholas Kirby

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 02, 2014

~~<p>Nuclear weapons might not compel many into teaching, but for me, there was no greater motivation.</p>
<p>I taught second and third grade in the Marshall Islands, the site of more than 60 U.S. nuclear weapons tests during the Cold War. My concern for the people suffering with the lasting effects of radiation exposure was coupled with outrage at the prospect of nuclear armageddon &mdash; a reality that played out on those remote, yet populated, coral atolls.</p>
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Nuclear weapons might not compel many into teaching, but for me, there was no greater motivation.

I taught second and third grade in the Marshall Islands, the site of more than 60 U.S. nuclear weapons tests during the Cold War. My concern for the people suffering with the lasting effects of radiation exposure was coupled with outrage at the prospect of nuclear armageddon — a reality that played out on those remote, yet populated, coral atolls. Login for more...



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