MARSHALL ISLANDS WANTS URGENT U.S. COMPENSATION FOR NUCLEAR VICTIMS

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MAJURO, Marshall Islands (October 3, 1998 - Radio Australia)---Marshall Islands leaders have appealed to the United States Congress for an immediate ex-gratia payment for the victims of U.S. nuclear tests, who are dying of radiation-related illnesses.

In testimony before a U.S. Government committee hearing, Marshalls officials said one-third of the islanders eligible for compensation have died without receiving full payment.

Foreign Minister Phillip Muller urged Congressional leaders to help in convincing the Appropriations Committee of the importance of the allocation.

Recently declassified documents show that many more Marshall Islanders were exposed to fallout from the 67 nuclear tests during the 1940s and 1950s than U.S. officials admitted when the compensation package was negotiated in the mid-1980s.

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I worked at Johnston Island in 1962/63, was exposed and got cancer. 2017 still waiting for America to provide equity for the victims it harmed. They continue to deny and exclude. Write Trump at the White House, they need awakening.

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