The measurements they took on the three atolls were then compared with gamma ray readings from Majuro Atoll in the southern Marshall Islands, a control island for the study, and readings taken at Central Park in New York City. The opportunity for some Bikini islanders to potentially relocate back to their home island creates a dilemma. Press from around the world harshly criticized the U. In Februarythe United States government asked the Micronesian inhabitants of the atoll to "temporarily" relocate, so the United States government could begin testing atomic bombs for "the good of mankind and to end all world wars. Archived from the original on September 12, The main radiation risk would be from the food:
Navy for ignoring the people.
70 Years Later, Bikini Atoll May Still Be Too Radioactive For Resettlement
Archived PDF from the original on 29 October In JanuaryDr. People returned to live on Rongelap in but fled again in amid fears, later proved correct, about residual radiation. They demanded a radiological study of the northern islands. A study published this week said the remote atoll may still be too radioactive for inhabitation. Clarfield and William M. Archived from the original on 18 January