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In 1979, a small group of government researchers and officials covertly flew to Palmyra on a classified mission to asses the feasibility of storing nuclear material on the atoll. The group encountered difficulties with their aircraft along the way,…

"Bonus" flights carrying VIPs helped carry additional supplies to the camp.jpg
Operation Grapple (Operation Dovecot in the US) was Britain's first nuclear weapons test in the Pacific. These photos show the US 6th Weather Squadron during their testing procedures and activities, as they tracked the environmental effects of the…

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Pictures taken by Doug Wilson during his station on Palmyra to observe the nuclear tests as part of Operation Redwing.

A 1979 09 17 A1.pdf
Second of a four part series on the state of Palmyra in 1979, when attention was drawn to it as a potential storage site for nuclear waste. Part two describes daily life for the copra plantation workers, and what the plantation hopes to achieve, as…

A 1979 09 19 A1.pdf
Last of a four part series on the state of Palmyra in 1979, when attention was drawn to it as a potential storage site for nuclear waste. Part four discusses various mysteries surrounding the island, including the (at the time) recent murder case…

A 1979 09 16 A1.pdf
First of a four part series on the state of Palmyra in 1979, when attention was drawn to it as a potential storage site for nuclear waste. Part one gives a general description of life on the island now, and the dangers of using it for storing…

Ashcraft-n-Ely.jpg
A collection of photos taken by 6th Weather Squadron members while stationed on Palmyra, to observe results from the nuclear tests carried out as part of Operation Dominic.

NuclearWasteProposal.pdf
A detailed analysis of storing nuclear waste on the Palmyra Atoll, including diagrams for containers, projected amounts of materials, histories of nuclear activity in the pacific, and other pertinent information.

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