Beautiful Bikini Atoll Atoll took place more than 20 tests of nuclear weapons by the US military.
Bikini Atoll is an atoll has an area of 6 square kilometers of the Marshall Islands, and the Pacific. The island is famous for two things: The first is named after the type of swimsuit bikini in 1946. Second, this area took place more than 20 tests of nuclear weapons by the US military from 1946 to 1958.
Accordingly, in 1946, the US military to evacuate 19 people on the island to turn the archipelago into nuclear weapons test site. Radiation from the testing activities turn them into a deserted island for decades.
Indigenous people have been displaced and live in exile on the other islands. However, by 1987, more people began to return to the area to live.
Bikini Atoll is still considered one of the most beautiful atolls in the world.
Today, the island was relatively safe, can visit is, the amount of radiation was less than the big cities, but the land still radioactive hazard.
The environmental study showed, crab, food, plants and soil in the area is still contaminated. They can affect the fertility of women.
However, Bikini Atoll is still considered one of the most beautiful atolls in the world, most visitors travel here to dive explore determine a large number of military vehicles, aircraft, submarines , warships sunk during World War II and on the waist resting on blue sea.
In 2010, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization of the United Nations (UNESCO) recognized the area as a World Heritage Site, symbolizing the dawn of the nuclear age