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Bikini
05/13/2012

The terminal on Enyu Island where tourstis were stranded by Air Marshall Islands.

Enyu Island has a long wide landing strip which was once paved but now carpeted in mowed weeds. This was the staging and delivery area for the early research crews conducting nuclear tests. Aircraft seldom use the strip these days and no one lives on Enyu. The weeds are mowed by a large tractor dragging a wide mower operated by men who live on Bikini Island and take a power boat across the lagoon to Enyu.

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Bikini
05/13/2012

The few older buildings on Enu Island, where workers lived and dined
and the newer unfinished buildings are being reclaimed by vegetation.

In the 1990s, with a portion of the hundreds of millions of dollars given to the Bikini National Council by the U.S. government, the infrastructure of concrete buildings was well under way for a SCUBA resort when it became apparent the expenditure could never be balanced by the possible income. Biki is so remote and the local Air Marshall Islands is so unreliable, the project was abandoned and weeds now creep into the half finished structures on Enyu.

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