This updated and expanded electronic book on CD-ROM has a comprehensive collection of federal documents and publications covering all aspects of the history and consequences of nuclear testing by the United States in the Marshall Islands, including the Bikini, Rongelap, Enewetak, and Utrok Atolls in the Pacific. The Marshall Islands atomic weapons testing era, from 1946 through 1958, saw the world s first hydrogen bomb explosion and encompassed a number of famous tests: Operation Crossroads, featuring the world s third and fourth atomic explosions (Able and Baker) at the Bikini Atoll; Operation Sandstone; Operation Greenhouse; Operation Ivy which included test Mike, the first thermonuclear bomb; Operation Castle, in which the 1954 test Bravo exceeded expected yields and produced extensive fallout contamination. The exposure of Japanese fishermen aboard the Fukuru Maru (Lucky Dragon) provoked worldwide controversy and impacted the tuna industry. Operation Redwing followed in 1956, with the last series of Marshall Islands tests conducted as Operation Hardtack in 1958. In subsequent years, the treatment of the peoples of the Marshall Islands became a major issue, and the Department of Energy is still working on the problem. The Marshall Islands Program was established in 1954 by the Atomic Energy Commission, the predecessor agency to the Department of Energy (DOE), following the accidental exposure of people present on two atolls, Rongelap and Utrõk, to fallout from the U.S. nuclear test at the Bikini atoll. The program has two components: A special medical program that provides annual comprehensive medical screenings to detect and treat tumors, and a radiological and environmental monitoring program to characterize the radioactive materials in the environment and in naturally occurring food plants in the four contaminated atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap and Utrõk, in order to facilitate the resettlement of these atolls, two of which are resettled. The DOE responsibility to provide medical surveillance and care, environmental monitoring and characterization, and dose assessment for the peoples of the Marshall Islands is contained in U.S. Public Law. Since 1956, DOE and its predecessor agencies have provided state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for the DOE patient population of Rongelap and Utrõk atolls. Contents include: Historical Documents * Chronology of Events * Programs * Environmental Documents * Dose Data * Health and Safety * Radiological Monitoring Programs and Documents * Dose Assessment * Health Effects on Veterans and Marshallese * Environmental Studies * Correspondence This incredible CD-ROM is packed with over 14,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. Our news and educational discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust.