- Bikini Atoll was site of twenty-three nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958
- New readings found that other atolls where tests took place are now safe
- But, Bikini Atoll radiation readings exceed the minimum accepted levels
Between 1946 and 1958, the United States conducted 67 nuclear explosive tests at the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Now, researchers from Columbia University have tested the area for harmful radiation to determine that the islands can now be considered habitable – all but Bikini Atoll.
Bikini Atoll was the site of twenty-three tests during the twelve year period, including the devastating detonation of a hydrogen bomb on March 1, 1954.