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US Refuses To Engage With Marshall Islands On Nuke Damage

The US is refusing to engage with the Marshall Islands on compensation for environmental and health damage caused by the dozens of US nuclear weapons tests carried out in the 1940s and 50s, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

The Marshall Islands are home to a major US military base and are essentially treated as a US territory under an agreement known as the Compact of Free Association. But the agreement is due to expire soon, and the dispute over the nuclear weapons test has some members of Congress concerned.

The US lawmakers are not worried that the people of the Marshall Islands haven’t been properly compensated. Instead, they fear China could move in. "China is all too ready to step in and provide the desperately needed infrastructure and climate resiliency investment that is sought by these long-time partners," 10 Democratic and Republican House members wrote in a letter to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

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