Accession Number : AD0784304

Title :   Clean Up, Rehabilitation, Resettlement of Enewetak Atoll - Marshall Islands. Volume I.

Descriptive Note : Draft environmental impact statement.


Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 312

Abstract : The statement addresses a proposed project to remove and dispose of debris, structures, and soils which pose physical or radiation hazards or which pose obstructions to human habitation or the productive use of the land. The Department of Defense has been assigned responsibility to plan the cleanup phase of the proposed project. The statement also addresses the problem of the economic and social measures required to resettle the Enewetak people in the Atoll after 25-30 years of absence. During the post World War II period, the Atoll was used as a proving grounds for development testing of modern weapons and weapons systems, particularly nuclear weapons. This resulted in the relocation of the inhabitants from the Atoll, the creation of hazards, both physical and radiological, and the consequent loss of much of the productive capacity of the Atoll.

Descriptors :   *Marshall Islands, *Rehabilitation, Environments, Housing(Dwellings), Radiation hazards, Radiation monitors, Beryllium, Soils, Food, Agriculture, Economics, Debris, Disposal, Surveys

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE