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The obligation to remediate affected territory

Like victim assistance, environmental remediation of areas affected by nuclear-weapons use and testing is crucial to protecting affected populations from unnecessary suffering and to securing their rights. It also benefits the environment by helping to restore damaged ecosystems and promoting biodiversity.

NWBM Marshall Islands
This photo taken May 27, 2019 at the Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands shows the Runit Dome, a crater created by nuclear testing and covered by concrete to contain contaminated soil. The US Department of Energy has disclosed high levels of radiation in giant clams in a lagoon near the Runit Dome, raising concerns that the contamination is spreading from the dome into the ocean and the food chain. Photo: Carolyn Cole/Polaris/NTB