How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster

Photography and videography by CAROLYN COLE. Graphics and design by LORENA IÑIGUEZ ELEBEE and SEAN GREENE NOV. 10, 2019 | REPORTING FROM MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS Five thousand miles west of Los Angeles and 500 miles north of the equator, on a far-flung spit of white coral sand in the central Pacific, a massive, aging and weathered concrete dome bobs up and down with the tide. Here in the Marshall Islands, Runit Dome holds more than 3.1 million cubic feet — or 35 Olympic-sized swimming pools — of U.S.-produced radioactive soil and debris, including lethal amounts…

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