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Enewetak Atoll--Cleaning Up Nuclear Contamination

PSAD-79-54 Published: May 08, 1979. Publicly Released: May 08, 1979.
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In 1972, the United States announced it was prepared to release Enewetak Atoll to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands assuming it would eventually be cleaned up and resettled. This project is underway and is expected to be completed in 1980 at a cost of $100 million to $105 million.

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