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    Between 1946 and 1958, the United States detonated 67 nuclear bombs on, in and above the Marshall Islands — vaporizing whole islands, carving craters into its shallow lagoons and exiling hundreds of people from their homes.

    U.S. authorities later cleaned up contaminated soil on Enewetak Atoll, where the United States not only detonated the bulk of its weapons tests but, as The Times has learned, also conducted a dozen biological weapons tests and dumped 130 tons of soil from an irradiated Nevada testing site. It then deposited the atoll’s most lethal debris and soil into the dome.

    Now the concrete coffin, which locals call “the Tomb,” is at risk of collapsing from rising seas and other effects of climate change. Tides are creeping up its sides, advancing higher every year as distant glaciers melt and ocean waters rise.

    Officials in the Marshall Islands have lobbied the U.S. government for help, but American officials have declined, saying the dome is on Marshallese land and therefore the responsibility of the Marshallese government.

    “I’m like, how can it [the dome] be ours?” Hilda Heine, the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, said in an interview in her presidential office in September. “We don’t want it. We didn’t build it. The garbage inside is not ours. It’s theirs.”

    https://www.latimes.com/projects/mar...ea-level-rise/

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    The American mega-wealthy oligarchy, overflowing with $100Bs in tax cuts, subsidies, screws its own citizens to enrich itself.

    eg, You, Marshall Islands citizens, You, Porto Rico citizens. America is "broke" (if you are non-oligarchy)

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    The American mega-wealthy oligarchy, overflowing with $100Bs in tax cuts, subsidies, screws its own citizens to enrich itself.
    The Marshall Islands were US spoils of WWII. They have been independent since 1979, though they are an associated state of the USA. The Marshallese were never US citizens, but under a 1986 agreement, they can live and work in the USA indefinitely without visas.

    https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/...ls_Islands.pdf

    30,000 Marshallese -- about a third of the population -- have immigrated to the US.

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/ma...eft-for-the-us

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    American ed the Marshall Islands, and now says You, Marshallese

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