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Dr. Julia Frengs from the University of Nebrasks presents :"Beware of Moana: Aquatic Toxicity in French-Speaking Oceania."

During three decades (1966-1996), France detonated 193 nuclear tests in the French Polynesia, showering the archipelago with radioactive toxins. A recent study has concluded that approximately 110,000 people in French Polynesia were affected by the radioactive fallout. The radiation, between 2 and 10 times higher than previous estimates, contributed to the contamination of the Moana (the pan-pacific Indigenous term for ocean) and to the rainwater that served as drinking water for much of the pop...

Mar. 15, 2022 at 4 a.m.