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Consequential damages of nuclear war : the Rongelap report

Author: Barbara Rose Johnston; Holly M Barker
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, cop. 2008.
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The hydrogen test-bomb Bravo, dropped on the Marshall Islands in 1954, had enormous consequences for the Rongelap people. This title provides evidence of physical and financial damages to individuals  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Rose Johnston; Holly M Barker
ISBN: 1598743457 9781598743456 1598743465 9781598743463
OCLC Number: 758942001
Description: 1 vol. (296 p.-[16] p. de pl.) : ill. en noir et en coul., cartes, couv. ill. en coul. ; 23 cm
Contents: PREFACEPROLOGUE - The Nuclear Claims Tribunal Proceedings and the Rongelap CaseThe Rongelap Report: "Hardships and Consequential Damages from Radioactive Contamination, Denied Use, Exile, and Human Subject Experimentation Experienced by the People of Rongelap, Rongerik and Ailinginae Atolls"Part One: Introduction 1. Introduction 2. Summary of Relevant Findings 3. Research Concerns 4. Research Methods 5. Report Framework PART TWO: LOSS OF A HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIFE1. Introduction 2. Valuing Land from a Marshallese Perspective 3. Land and Sea Tenure 4. Rules Governing Access and Use Rights 5. Cultural Land and Seascapes 6. Spiritual Values of Land and Seascape 7. Environmental Knowledge and Sustainable Resource Use 8. Flexible Patterns of Resource Use 9. Taboos and Resource Management 10. Concluding Discussion PART THREE: CHAIN OF EVENTS AND CRITICAL ISSUES OF CONCERN1. Introduction 2. Evacuation from Rongelap to Lae in 1946 3. Damage and Continued Loss of Access to Rongerik 4. The Bravo Event 5. Relocation from Rongelap to Kwajalein in 1954 6. Project 4.1 Research on Kwajalein 7. Relocation from Kwajalein to Ejit 8. Long-term Human Subject Research Plans, Priorities, and Policies 9. Difficulties of Life in A Contaminated Setting 10. Degenerative Health and Healthcare Issues on Rongelap 11. Human Subject Research Experiences 12. Evacuation of Rongelap in 1985 13. Current Conditions PART FOUR: SUMMARY OF DAMAGES, NEEDS, COMPENSATION CONCERNS1. Claims by the People of Rongelap for Hardship and Related Consequential Damage and Injuries of the Nuclear Weapons Testing Program 2. Consequences of these Events and Injuries 3. Compensation Concerns 4. Research Needs 5. Ideas for Remedial Action PART FIVE: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS1. Violations of Trustee Relationships 2. Statements of Culpability 3. Reparations 4. Relevant Case Precedents 5. Recommendations for Categories of Concern in this Claim 6. Concluding Remarks AFTERMATH: The Rongelap Judgement and Continuing Efforts to Secure Meaningful RemedyMAPS/PHOTOS/FIGURES/DOCUMENTSIndexAbout the Authors
Responsibility: Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly M. Barker.
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