Rongelap

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geographical name Rong·e·lap \ˈrȯŋ-ə-ˌlap\

Definition of Rongelap

  1. atoll of the Marshall Islands in the west central Pacific The inhabitants of Rongelap were evacuated in 1985 because of continuing radioactive contamination from nuclear weapons tests carried out at the island of Eniwetok in the 1950s.


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