Nuclear issues in the South Pacific

a bibliography
  • 351 Pages
  • 2.48 MB
  • English

The Centre , Suva, Fiji
Nuclear weapons -- Oceania -- Bibliography., Nuclear weapons -- Oceania -- Testing -- Bibliogr



Statementcompiled by the Pacific Information Centre for the South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme.
ContributionsUniversity of the South Pacific. Pacific Information Centre., South Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
LC ClassificationsZ6724.A9 N83 1987, U264.5.O3 N83 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 351 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2136139M
ISBN 109820100208
LC Control Number88202636

Excerpt from Nuclear Issues in the South Pacific: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, Novem Author: United States; Congress; House; Pacific.

Genre/Form: Bibliography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Nuclear issues in the South Pacific. Suva, Fiji: The Centre, © (OCoLC) The South Pacific: Contemporary issues ; peace and development ; tourism, culture, history, geography, economics, environment, Australia and the Pacific, nuclear.

Nuclear issues in the South Pacific: hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, Novem by United States.

Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Asia and the PacificPages: Nuclear issues in the South Pacific: hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, Novem [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.]. Jane Dibblin has written for numerous publications including the New Statesman, The Nation, The Observer, and Spare was deputy editor of the Journal of European Nuclear Disarmament, and has long been active in both the women's movement and the peace movement.A special interest in the Pacific led her to the Marshall Islands for this, her first by:   A Comment on "The Nuclear Issue in the South Pacific" Stewart Firth For fifty years, from to the last French test innuclear bombs exploded in pristine Pacific environments, in the atmosphere, underwater, and even in space, leaving behind radioactive contamination of islands, reefs, and sea, and stimulating powerful anti-nuclear.

Since its founding inthe PIF (formerly the South Pacific Forum, and usually referred to simply as ‘the Forum’) has been the major avenue for the small island states of Oceania to assert a collective voice on major international issues, thereby amplifying their voice and Size: 85KB.

One of the dominant issues of South Pacific regional meetings and international negotiations in the s and s was the use of the South Pacific as a testing ground for nuclear weapons by outside powers and, at least potentially, as a dumping ground for.

Well before the Vela incident, American intelligence agencies had made the assessment that Israel probably possessed its own nuclear weapons.

According to journalist Seymour Hersh, the detection was the third joint Israeli-South African nuclear test in the Indian Ocean, and the Israelis had sent two IDF ships and "a contingent of Israeli military men and nuclear experts".

The Treaty of Rarotonga is the common name for the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, which formalises a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in the South Pacific. The treaty bans the use, testing, and possession of nuclear weapons within the borders of the zone. It was signed by the South Pacific nations of Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue.

Revival of tradition, re-tribalization and the loss of confidence in national governments are causing increasing problems. The South Pacific (including Australia) is on the eve of a new era: the 21st Century is opening chances to overcome deep-rooted obstacles and prejudices.

At the same time, dangers are emerging in societies where democratic Author: Hermann Muckler. Changes in the direction of gender equality, however, will inevitably take place over a long period of time in the Pacific as international awareness of gender issues is felt and acted upon, as Pacific women organise, police forces change, and a new consciousness has its effect on legislation and : Stewart Firth.

Environmental Issues South Pacific in detail The South Pacific islands are a long way from most of the world’s population (and thus most of the world’s problems) – but the islands’ scale and ecological sensitivity means their environments are among the world’s most fragile.

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Testimonies: witnesses of French nuclear testing in the South Pacific Andy Biedermann, Stephanie Mills, Greenpeace International Greenpeace International, - Nuclear explosions. Ciguatera fish poisoning, discussed in Chapter 5, is a major public health problem in the South pacific, with nutritional, social, and economic implications.

The annual average incidence for the South Pacific area is around cases perpopulation per year, but incidences as high as 20, perpopulation per year are reported for the Gambier Islands. This week's post is an overview of the history of French nuclear testing in the South Pacific, told without further ado in four excerpts and translations from various sources: a news report on the present status of the compensation program for Polynesian victims of nuclear testing, an interview with an expert on this issue, Bruno Barrillot (video with English subtitles), a plea to halt nuclear.

Moruroa, also historically known as Aopuni, is an atoll which forms part of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is located about 1, kilometres southeast of Tahiti. Administratively Moruroa Atoll is part of the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Tematangi and Vanavana.

France undertook nuclear weapon tests between and at Moruroa Area: km² (57 sq mi)  (lagoon), 15 km² ( sq. Microsite PONI identifies and cultivates emerging thought leaders by building relationships, deepening understanding and sharing perspectives across the full range of nuclear issues and communities.

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PONI’s programs provide inclusive, diverse, and creative opportunities for emerging experts to learn about policy, technical, and operational aspects of the nuclear enterprise. This book looks at the challenges and contemporary issues raised by human rights in the island countries of the South West Pacific which have come under the influence of the common law – where the legal systems are complex and perceptions of rights varies by: France is a Pacific power, with three territories, a military presence, and extensive investments.

Once seen by many as a colonial interloper in the South Pacific, by the early s, after it ended nuclear testing in French Polynesia and negotiated transitional Accords responding to independence demands in New Caledonia, France seems to have become generally accepted.

The Pacific Proving Grounds was the name given by the United States government to a number of sites in the Marshall Islands and a few other sites in the Pacific Ocean at which it conducted nuclear testing between and The U.S. tested a nuclear weapon (codenamed Able) on Bikini Atoll on J This was followed by Baker on J (dates are Operator: United States Department of Energy.

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A CONCRETE dome holding the radioactive waste of 43 nuclear explosions is leaking into the ocean, veterans have warned. The Enewetak Atoll was used by the US government to test 30 megatons of. Australian Government Cabinet, South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone – Major Issues (Canberra: Minister for Foreign Affairs Bill Hayden’s report to Cabinet on progress achieved by the South Pacific Forum’s Working Group on a South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone (SPNFZ), 24 AprilSubmission No, declassified ).

Ibid. Ibid. The Atomic Times is a most curious book. It is definitely a first-person historical account, but it also mixes in elements of Catch, Lord of the Flies and quite possibly One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It is Michael Harris' account of his nearly year-long experience at Eniwetok in the South Pacific during Operation Redwing/5.

of a NFZ in the South Pacific. As a result of general endorsement of the idea by Forum members, New Zealand with Fiji wrote to the United Nations Secretary General requesting that an item of a South Pacific Nuclear Weapons Free Zone (SPNWFZ) be included on the agenda of the 30th session of the General Assembly (19).File Size: 2MB.

The study of nuclear testing in the Pacific by French scholar Jean-Marc Regnault is to be welcomed. But there are a number of areas where I would place a Author: Nic Maclellan. The testing of nuclear weapons in the  South  Pacific was the immediate cause of the anti-nuclear movement in New Zealand, as both the government and the public became increasingly concerned over the possible threat of health and environmental issues due to prolonged exposure to radiation, as well as the refusal of the French to end their nuclear testing.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Bill Ralston talks to a military man who spent time in the Pacific where France tested nuclear weapons. Denis had a problem.

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We were sitting talking in a cafe in Collioure, a gorgeous coastal village on the Mediterranean’s Côte Vermeille, about as far south. This Dominic I video provides a visual overview of 36 atmospheric nuclear devices detonated in the Pacific Proving Ground from April to November It was the last atmospheric nuclear test series conducted by the United States.

Also, Dominic I was the largest and most elaborate U.S. testing operation ever conducted.A year later, Belau joined the South Pacific Forum, an organization of Pacific Island Governments.

In December ofBelau joined the United Nations. As a result, in the South Pacific Forum and within the United Nations, Belau will assume responsibilities for keeping the issue of nuclear disarmament alive.