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(Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site)

NOT MY PAINTINGS: BIKINI ATOLL PAINTINGS BY NAVY PERSONNEL
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Photomontage of Overview of the south hangar, including B-29
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: South hangar panorama, including gangplank
Dry Dock #3 and Drydock #4
Hunter's Point Abandoned Buildings
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Hunter's Point Abandoned Buildings 2
Submarine Bays
NOT MY PAINTINGS: BIKINI ATOLL PAINTINGS BY NAVY PERSONNEL
San Francisco Naval Shipyard (Hunter's Point)

国名:mh Marshall Islands

登録年:2010年

登録基準:(iv),(vi)
In the wake of World War II, in a move closely related to the beginnings of the Cold War, the United States of America decided to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean, on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall archipelago. After the displacement of the local inhabitants, 67 nuclear tests were carried out from 1946 to 1958, including the explosion of the first H-bomb (1952). Bikini Atoll has conserved direct tangible evidence that is highly significant in conveying the power of the nuclear tests, i.e. the sunken ships sent to the bottom of the lagoon by the tests in 1946 and the gigantic Bravo crater. Equivalent to 7,000 times the force of the Hiroshima bomb, 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. Through its history, the atoll symbolises the dawn of the nuclear age, despite its paradoxical image of peace and of earthly paradise. This is the first site from the Marshall Islands to be inscribed on the World Heritage List.

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