Diving Bikini Atoll and the Legacy of US Nuclear Testing

By Klaus Thymann

This mini-documentary for CNN explores the long term effects of US nuclear bomb testing in the Marshall Islands from 1946 to 1958. Islands were evacuated for the testing and to date only one of 60 islands was cleaned by the US government.

Klaus visits the artificial reefs created by Navy ships used in the tests at depths up to 65 meters, including the USS Carlisle, the USS Arkansas, and the IJN Nagato. He also talks with residents about their hope for the future of this former paradise.

Producer: Klaus Thymann
Camera: Klaus Thymann
Editors: Nick Blatt, Kevin Tadge
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown

 

 

 

Additional Reading 

Klaus Thymann's Images

How To Get the Best Shots When Shooting Wrecks

The Airplane Graveyard by Ambassador Brandi Mueller

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