U.S. Nuclear Testing on the Marshall Islands 1946 - 1958

TitleU.S. Nuclear Testing on the Marshall Islands 1946 - 1958
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsSkoog, K, Clestial, RN, Satris, S, Spennemann, DHR, Underwood, RA, Wyttenbach-Santo, RH
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Volume3
Issue2
Date PublishedSpring 2002
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , SCIENCE
AbstractThis case study and its accompanying commentaries discuss the U.S. testing of 67 atomic explosions on the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958, which had significant negative impact on the areas where the explosions took place. Both the United States and the Marshall Islands acknowledge the tragic consequences of these tests and the United States has made efforts to compensate the people and government of the Marshall Islands. Ethically, concerns focus on the moral culpability of the United States for these damages and the adequacy of efforts to clean up and to compensate the people affected by the tests. Finally, with the recent availability of previously unreleased material, concerns of possible cover-up and deception have surfaced.
URLhttp://www.uvu.edu/ethics/seac/US%20Nuclear%20Testing%20on%20the%20Marshal%20Islands.pdf
Home Web Sitehttp://www.uvu.edu/ethics/seac/
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