Neisen Laukon is a native of Rongelap Atoll, the largest inhabited atoll of those impacted by the U.S. testing of nuclear weapons. She was one year old in 1953 when the Castle Bravo was dropped, which was equivalent to 1,000 Hiroshima bombs. Today, Ms. Laukon is a pastor with her husband of 41 years, at the First Micronesian Assembly of God Church in Reeds, Missouri. The Laukons also serve on the board of the Marshallese Education Initiative, an Arkansas non-profit. This year, Ms. Laukon has begun to speak publicly around the United States about how the continual nuclear bombardment, from 1946 to 1958, has affected her health, the health of her people and her homeland.
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