Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site. 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.
Jun 08, · Bikini Atoll, on the other hand, gave an average reading of millirems of radiation per year. Some parts of the island had readings of more than millirems.
Bikini Atoll was the site of a series of 23 nuclear detonations by the United States between and One of the best resources about this era is the book For the Good of Mankind by former Bikini Liaison Officer Jack Niedenthal. Mushroom cloud from the Operation Castle Bravo nuclear explosion in the Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Photograph: US air force The Marshall Islands are marking 60 years since the devastating US.