Gabbard dismisses US claim that Marshall Islands nuclear waste site is safe


The U.S. Department of Energy has disclosed high levels of radiation in giant clams in a lagoon near the Runit Dome, where the U.S. entombed radioactive waste from U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands almost four decade ago. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

One of Hawaii’s high-profile politicians has dismissed a recent Department of Energy report concluding that a leaking U.S. nuclear waste repository in the Marshall Islands is safe for people there.