The official said an urgent investigation has been launched to locate the boats, which appeared to have sunk before reaching Australian waters, adding the Christmas Island
area was being closely monitored.
Britain and the United States conducted nuclear tests on Christmas Island
between 1956 and 1963.
According to Professor Gillian Triggs, who visited Christmas Island
the previous week as part of the Australian commission's enquiry, said there were 13 mothers in detention who were being monitored for past suicide attempts.
is 2,600 kilometers from the Australian mainland but only 300 kilometers from Indonesia.
Mr Brook saw the bombs drop three more times during two stints on Christmas Island
- but the white protective clothing was not distributed.
The paper quoted Christmas Island
Shire President Gordon Thomson as saying that there were people in the water crying out for help.
Immigration detention on Christmas Island
should be stopped," he said.
Stanley Craig, 74, of Lon y Bryn, Caernarfon, was one of thousands of men to witness nuclear experiments on Christmas Island
And the terrible legacy of the Christmas Island
tests goes much further.
Nevertheless, he said the results of the first test at Christmas Island
in 1957 were disappointing, with the bomb's power only slightly advanced from those dropped by the US on Japan in the 1940s.
Balsley chose Christmas Island
in the Republic of Kiribati because it lies in the equatorial belt where rains are rare and the wind is steady.
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