Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | February 27, 2014

1 March 2014 Marks the 60th Anniversary of the 1954 Castle Bravo Nuclear Test

Castle Bravo

Castle Bravo Nuclear Test

The first of March 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Castle bravo H-bomb test. A number of articles and op-eds have been published*:

Remarks by Rose Gottemoeller while visiting Majuro, Marshall Islands 1 March (U.S. Department of State)

Students seek out Bikini, Fukushima parallels (The Japan Times) 

Fukushima victim visits US-bombed Marshall Islands to study radiation effects on humans (The Voice of Russia, Japan Daily Press) 

60 years under the shadow of Castle Bravo (Ploughshares Fund) 

60 years after the H-bomb test on Bikini Atoll, inhuman nature continues (The Asahi Shimbun)

Nuclear activists remember first Bikini Atoll test (Radio Australia)

Marshall Islands marks 60 years since US nuclear test with call for fairer compensation (Radio Australia)

Bikini Atoll nuclear test: 60 years later and islands still unliveable (The Guardian)

Bikini Atoll nuclear bomb tests still cast a shadow, 60 years on (South China Morning Post)

Castle Bravo at 60 (The Nuclear Secrecy Blog)

Marshall Islands want US to resolve unfinished nuclear legacy (Dawn)

Editorial: 60 years after Bikini, renewing our resolve to end nuclear arms (Mainichi)

Revisiting Bikini Atoll (NASA Earth Observatory)

60th anniversary of Castle BRAVO nuclear test, the worst nuclear test in U.S. history (National Security Archive of GWU)

Castle Bravo: The largest U.S. nuclear explosion (East Asia News)

Japanese, Marshallese survivors of Bravo test exchange stories (Global Post)

Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day: time for action on nuclear weapons (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons)

Illumination Day campaign to highlight Marshallese nuclear legacy (Radio Australia)

‘Forgotten’ victims of U.S. H-bomb testing dying in despair, hopelessness (The Asahi Shimbun)

Survivor of 1954 U.S. nuclear test still unable to return home (Kyodo News)

Nuclear Survival Day conference brings together world youth to Marshall Islands (Australia Network News)

Youth gather in Marshall Islands for Nuclear Survivors project (Radio Australia)

Fight still on in Marshall Islands 60 years after nuclear tests (Radio New Zealand International)

60 years after nuclear tests, Marshall Islanders still waiting to return home (The Asahi Shimbun)

Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller travels to Pacific Command, the Marshall Islands and California (U.S. Department of State)

Castle Bravo: The largest U.S. nuclear explosion (The Brookings Institution)

Marking the 60th anniversary of the Castle Bravo nuclear test (Arms Control Association)

Fishermen exposed to H-bomb test warn of dangers of radiation after Fukushima (The Asahi Shimbun)

Hibakusha: former fisherman caught in 1954 nuke test shares his story (Manichi)

Largest nuclear bomb victims honored with int’l “Illumination Day” and book “Nine Degrees North” – March 1 (PRWeb)

No promised land: the shared legacy of the Castle Bravo nuclear test (Arms Control Today)

More info on the 1 March 1954 Castle Bravo nuclear test.

*Inclusion does not imply endorsement.


  1. Highly descriptive blog, I liked that a lot.

    Will there be a part 2?

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