IntroductionLike its neighbor Bikini, this atoll was used as a nuclear test site. The world's first hydrogen bomb was exploded on Enewetok in 1952. After contaminated waste was collected and covered by a giant concrete dome, the indigenous inhabitants were allowed to return in 1980 but didn't stay long, as they got sick from the food grown there. 675 mi/1,085 km northwest of Majuro.
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