Amchitka


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Amchitka

(ămchĭt`kə), island, 40 mi (64 km) long, in the Rat group of the Aleutian Islands, W Alaska. It was a site in 1965 and 1971 for the underground detonation of nuclear devices, its small population having been relocated. In the 1990s, radiation from the test caves was detected at the surface.
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Vietnam veterans and others highlighted the effects of war in the Nuclear Age on people and the environment, including Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
He served in the Army in World War II on Amchitka in the Aleutian Islands.
The group first shot to prominence in 1971 when a small group of protesters tried to stop the US government testing nuclear weapons on Amchitka Island, near Alaska.
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In making the call at a luncheon hosted by Viktor Ishaev, governor of Khabarovsk Territory, at a local restaurant, the premier referred to Daikokuya Kodayu, who spent several years in Russia after a ship he captained was blown off course in 1783 and cast up on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
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Army's forces in Alaska continued until 94,000 troops were stationed there and 13 additional bases constructed, including two on the Aleutian Islands of Amchitka and Adak.
During the winter of 1942-1943, the 37th was sent to North Africa, and the 54th to Alaska to the island of Amchitka on the Aleutian chain.