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Nuclear test survivors calls for compensation

Nuclear test survivors calls for compensation

Updated 6 September 2013, 11:37 AEST

Survivors of the American nuclear tests in the 1950s on Rongelap Atoll in Marshall Islands still want to go home.

They want the United States to clean up the rediation on their atoll and provide compensation too.

The group describes themselves as living in exile.

They want the Forum Leaders and the Marshalls government to raise the issue with the US Secretary for Interior Affairs, Sally Jewell, who is in Majuro for the Forum.

The Marshalls' senator for Ronelap Atoll, Kenneth Kedi, says that Rongelap wasn't bombed directly but suffers from the nuclear fallout and there there have been several failed attemps to clean it up.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Senator for Ronelap Atoll on Marshall Islands, Kenneth Kedi

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