Cleanup, Rehabilitation, Resettlement of Enewetak Atoll - Marshall Islands. Volume 1
[Technical Report, Environmental Impact Statement]
HOLMES AND NARVER INC ANAHEIM CA
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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 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. The intent of the project is to remove or reduce those existing conditions which would be a bar to safe habitation of the Atoll and to return the Enewetak people to the Atoll.
- Civil Engineering