An interactive story uncovering the nuclear program that destroyed the Marshall Islands
Explain how the American nuclear testing program of 1946 - 1958 affected the Marshall Islands and its inhabitants.
At the end of WW2, from 1946-1958, the United States detonated 67 nuclear bombs on the Marshall Islands as part of their nuclear testing program. The Americans deliberately misinformed the Marshallese of the dangers of nuclear testing to gain access to their land. Some of the islands were evacuated, yet many still developed cancers and birth defects as a result of the radiation fallout. A study funded by the National Cancer Institute stated, “findings suggest that cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the RMI and is, in part, a consequence of 12 years of nuclear testing in this region of the Pacific”.
Immerse the user with Interactions
Use Data Visualization to Represent the Devastating Impacts
Captivate viewers using Storytelling and Narration
4 weeks (2020)
Where it all began
Discover how the Americans obtained the Marshall Islands through unethical means.
12 years of bombardment
Learn exactly how many nuclear tests were conducted on the Marshall Islands throughout 1946 - 1958.
Compare the explosive force of bombs to that of Little Boy, the nuclear bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in WW2.
Explosive Force Comparisons
Hear their stories
Nuclear radiation left its mark on many lives during and after the nuclear program concluded.
The Aftermath Part 2