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En·e·we·tak

or En·i·we·tok  (ĕn′ə-wē′tŏk′, ə-nē′wĭ-)
An atoll in the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands in the west-central Pacific Ocean. It was the site of US atomic tests from 1948 to 1958.
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Enewetak

(ˌɛnəˈweɪtɒk; əˈniːwɛˌtɔːk)
n
(Placename) the official name for Eniwetok
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forces invaded Eniwetok Atoll, encountering little initial resistance from Imperial Japanese troops.
Kenneth G Miller of Rutgers University in New Jersey led an international team of researchers who examined rock and soil cores from New Zealand, Virginia and Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
Miller and colleagues derived a more precise estimated of Pliocene sea levels than has been accomplished in the past by looking at sediment cores from Virginia, New Zealand and the Eniwetok Atoll in the northern Pacific Ocean.
Eniwetok atoll. The Marianas--Saipan, Guam, Tinian.
1951: America tested the first H bomb on Eniwetok Atoll in the South Pacific.
6 February to 13 February 1945: We sailed on the SS Sea Sturgeon and arrived at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Island Group....
After the war, he commanded Air Task Group 7.4 Joint Task Group Seven, which was responsible for the Operation Castle nuclear testing at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Secretary: You are hereby directed to effect the evacuation of the natives of Eniwetok Atoll preliminary to the carrying out of tests of atomic weapons early in 1948, and in accordance with the enclosed memorandum addressed to me by the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
A prominent US chemist, Dr Harold Urey, read between the lines of a terse communique from the Congressional Atomic Energy Commission and announced that at least one thermonuclear device had been "successfully" tested at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands.
Dross had some memorable moments - he witnessed the detonation of the first H-bomb at the Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific, and he survived a wild storm that knocked out his ship's navigational equipment as they tried to reach Alaska - but insists his military service was mostly benign.
Involvement in the atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in 1948 and the establishment of enough additional assembly teams to establish a credible deterrent--hastened by the 1948 Berlin Crisis--were among the milestones to maturity.