Rongelap

geographical name
Rong·​e·​lap | \ ˈrȯŋ-ə-ˌlap How to pronounce Rongelap (audio) \

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atoll of the Marshall Islands in the west central Pacific

Note: 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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“Rongelap.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rongelap. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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