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Exposing the US nuclear test legacy in the Marshall Islands

Volume 12, Issue 2

September, 2006

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Johnson, G. (2006). Exposing the US nuclear test legacy in the Marshall Islands [Review]. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(2): 188-191. Review of: News Zero: The New York Times and The Bomb, by Beverly Ann Deepe Keever. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 2004. 374pp. ISBN 1567511828.
Author(s): Giff Johnson
Reviewed book by Beverly Ann Deepe Keever
Publication date: 
September, 2006

The world's worst nuclear reactor accident occurred in late April 1986 at Chernobyl, in the Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of people and millions of square miles of land were contaminated by radioactive fallout spewed from the reactor meltdown. But, in spite of great efforts by the government of the then Soviet Union to cover up and minimise the extent of this disaster, within days people and governments across Europe and, indeed, around the world were glued to their television sets or pouring over newspaper accounts of this unfolding tragedy.