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When the United States asked to use the Marshall Islands as an atomic testing ground after WWII, they told the islanders it was “for the good of mankind.” In this exchange, the islands were inundated with an average of 1.6 Hiroshima bombs every day for 12 years. The tests may have ended 52 years ago, but the effects of this nuclear legacy lingers in the land and the bodies of the Marshallese themselves.

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