Not Our Problem, U.S. Says, as Rising Seas Threaten Nuclear Waste Storage in the Marshall Islands

Not Our Problem, U.S. Says, as Rising Seas Threaten Nuclear Waste Storage in the Marshall Islands

In the Marshall Islands, a containment structure that holds more than 3.1 million cubic feet of radioactive waste left over from U.S. nuclear weapons tests is threatened by rising seas, but the U.S. government is denying responsibility. “I’m like, how can it be ours?” said Hilda Heine, the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. “We don’t want it. We didn’t build it. The garbage inside is not ours. It’s theirs.”

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