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Title: Preliminary design of a landfill and revetment on Bikini Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pacific Ocean Division.
Smith, Orson P.
Chu, Yen-Hsi.
Keywords: Bikini Island
Fills (Earthwork)
Radioactive fallout
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-87-5.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: Topsoil on Bikini Island, which is located 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii at 11°35' N, 165°25' E, was contaminated by radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons tests in late 1940’s and early 1950's. The uptake of this radioactive fallout, primarily cesium-137 in plants, has prevented resettlement of the island by the native population. One alternative solution proposed the congressionally appointed Bikini Atoll Rehabilitation Committee involves removal of the contaminated topsoil and placement of the excavated material as a landfill on the 2,500-ft-wide reef flat adjacent to the eastern (windward) shore of the island. This paper that alternative by first developing an extremal wave climatology offshore of Bikini Island from 21 years (1959-1979) of typhoon data published the Joint Typhoon Warning Center on Guam.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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