Darlene Keju: America’s Nuclear Legacy in the Marshall Islands

Dec 6, 2013

Darlene Keju on the cover of her new biography
Credit noe tanigawa

The total land mass of the Republic of the Marshall Islands is 70 square miles, that’s smaller than Ni’ihau. Its 29 atolls and over a thousand individual islets scattered across 750 thousand square miles of ocean.  Between 1946 to 1958, the United States conducted nuclear tests on and around two of the atolls, and the effects of radiation contamination continue today.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the new biography of a woman who championed the cause of radiation victims.

“Don’t Ever Whisper:  Darlene Keju, Pacific Health Pioneer, Champion for Nuclear Survivors”, is available through Amazon or don’teverwhisper.com .

For more about the book, including ordering info:


For a little more about Youth to Youth in Health:


The Nuclear Claims Tribunal website:


For a quick look at Marshall Islands history: