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Jul 17, 2019

Marshall Islands have higher levels of radiation than Chernobyl

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A group of islands halfway between Australia and Hawaii have been found to contain deadly levels of radiation, 1000 times higher than toxic sites of stricken nuclear power stations at Chernobyl and Fukushima.

The Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean were once an idyllic tropical paradise before they were hit with more than 60 nuclear bombs during testing carried out by the United States between 1946 and 1958.

Locals were forced to flee their homes after they were hit with bombs and decades later nuclear waste is now flowing into the water.

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