Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001433275-02
Public Notices

Notice from Public Comment The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently hired Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to conduct a study of the impacts of climate change on the Runit Dome waste containment structure site in Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, and on other environmental hazards created by nuclear weapons testing between 1948 and 1958. Following the publication of a draft of this report there will be a public commenting period that will run from September 28 October 28, 2023. The draft report is available for review here: https://pnnl.cventevents.com/d/80qttc/. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ear ko¯ jerbal Pacific Northwest National laboratory (PNNL) ñan ko¯ mmane juo¯ n ekkatak kin an okoktakin mejatoto jelet jikin kakwo¯ n kwopej eo Runit Dome ilo Aelo¯ ñ in Enewetak ilo Majo¯ l in, im ekoba menin kauwatata ko jet rekar ko¯ mman jen nuclear weapons ko rekar ko¯ma¯ lmel kaki ko¯ taan iio kani 1948 im 1958. Looranlok wo¯ t melele kein rej driwo¯ jtok ilo mweñan eo imaan enaj wo¯ r ien ñan an jabdewo¯ t likit aer enaan ikkijeen melele kein jino jen allo¯ ñ in Jeptemba 28 ñan Nobo¯ mba 1, 2023. Mweñan eo imaan ej pellok ñan an jabdewo¯ t etale ijin: https://pnnl.cvenevents.com/d/80qttc/. All comments must be submitted via the website. All comments will be reviewed and appropriately addressed prior to a final report submission to the US Congress. Aolep enaan ko raikuij in etal ñan website eo. Aolep enaan ko renaj etali im bo¯ k buñto¯ n ko rekkar mokta jen aer lemaanlok melele ko ilo mweñan eo a¯ liktata ñan Congress eo an US. Background: The Runit Dome is a containment structure on Runit Island, located on Enewetak Atoll, built in the late 1970s, and contains over 100,000 cubic yards of radioactively contaminated soil and debris that were encapsulated in concrete (waste pile) inside an unlined nuclear test crater, the Cactus Crater, on the north end of Runit Island. The waste pile was subsequently covered over by a non-load bearing, exterior concrete cap to help protect it from natural erosion. The site has remained a concern to the people of Enewetak and their leadership. DOE remains committed to fulfilling the United States’ commitments regarding the health and safety of the people of the Marshall Islands from the effects of past nuclear weapons testing. This report contains assessments and summaries of environmental and health-related data collected by DOE and its predecessor organizations. Melele ko mokta: Runit Dome eo ej juo¯ n jikin kakwo¯ n eo ion ene in Runit, ilo aelo¯ ñ in Enewetak, ekar ekkal ilo jemlokinlok 1970s ko, im ewo¯ r elo¯ ñlok jen 100,000 cubic yard in bu¯ dej im kobej ko ewo¯ r jorreen in radiation ie im raar kalbubuki kin cement (ejouj in kobej in) iloan juon roñ in kein ko¯ma¯ lmel nuclear ko, Cactus Crater, ilo maan tuio¯ ñ in Runit. Ejouj in kobej in kar wo¯ nmaanlok wo¯ t im kalbubuki kin jimaan wo¯ t ñan jibañ kejbaroke jen an jorreen jen no im lañ ko. Ijin ej jua¯ a¯ n jikin eo armij in Enewetak im ritel ro aer rej inebata wo¯ t kake. DOE ej bed wo¯ t ilo an kijenmej ñan ko¯ mmane ijo kunaan United States ikijien ejmour im bwe en ejjelok jorren ñan armij in Majo¯ l tokjen ko¯ma¯ lmel in kein tarinae nuclear ko raar ko¯ mmani mokta. Ilo ripoot in ewo¯ r jerbal in etale ko im melele ko rekadu ikijjeen jukjuk in ped im ejmour kar aini jen DOE im doulul ko moktalok.