Republic of the Marshall Islands Changed Circumstances Petition to Congress [Updated May 16, 2005] [open pdf - 243KB]
"In September 2000, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) government submitted to the United States Congress a 'Changed Circumstances Petition' related to U.S. nuclear testing on the Marshall Islands atolls of Bikini and Enewetak during the 1940s and 1950s. The Petition requests additional compensation for personal injuries and property damages and restoration costs, medical care programs, health services infrastructure and training, and radiological monitoring. According to U.S. government estimates, between 1958 and 2004, the United States spent $531 million on nuclear test compensation and assistance in the Marshall Islands."
CRS Report for Congress, RL32811