Paradise Gone Nuclear: The Long Term Effects of Nuclear Testing in French Polynesia

Student: Kayla Adolph
Mentor: John Krygier (OWU Department of Geology-Geography)

In the 1960s-1990s, France conducted nuclear tests in one of its colonies, French Polynesia. The impacts of these tests impact Tahiti in a myriad of ways: economically, politically, and environmentally. Those who were most directly impacted were members of the military who conducted these tests. For a more holistic view of the true impact of these tests, I’ve recorded interviews with some of these veterans who have formed organizations with different goals-reparations, support, and education.

More information about this project in Digital Commons @ OWU

Contact Info


Merrick Hall
65 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3880

David Markwardt, Associate Dean of the OWU Connection