SP5 Santillian Reenlisting with Lt Eberz
Aftermath: The service members who served there are getting sick at an alarming rate. High cancer rates in the ranks.
The concrete dome is leaking and may soon spill radioactive waste into the ocean. The 1977-1980 solution was supposed to be a Temporary fix. No permanent fix has been approached in 40 years.
What Happened: In total, 67 nuclear and atmospheric bombs were detonated on Enewetak and Bikini between 1946 and 1958 – an explosive yield equivalent to 1.6 Hiroshima bombs detonated every day over the course of 12 years.
The detonations blanketed the islands with irradiated debris, including Plutonium-239, the fissile isotope used in nuclear warheads, which has a half-life of 24,000 years
LARC XL at Enewetak Atoll
Clean Up From 1977 to 1980 the US Miltary sent troops to clean up nuclear debris. Working without protective gear, thousands of servicemen carried radioactive waste and buried 111,000 cubic yards of radioactive debris in an online dirt pit, cover it with an 18inch concrete dome and left the island. Of note here is that ALL the equipment was left behind as a radioactive hazard.
US Government 1976 original Propaganda video
I had the privledge to lead fine soldiers once in a war. It was not a war overseas, it was not fought against another country, it was fought to keep equipment running, missions going and our honor in tact. We did not charge up a hill to the enemy above, but we did fight against one every day; an enemy of old equipment, a lack of parts, and a mission that never ended.
I once fought a battle of maintenance with a band of exceptional soldiers whom I will remember all the days of my life.
Whats Needed: The US Government must identify EVERY service members who served on this project, ascertain their health, and provide access to the The Cancer Benefits Center for Atomic Veterans
A permanent solution for the nuclear waste must be accomplished.
SP4 Clinton Johnson returned to the unit after ETS
Why have these Serve Members Been Ignored?
Unexploded Nuclear Debris - 1000 year half life.
The Concrete Dome is at sea level and the Platonium will be UNDER WATER