A $500 check was donated by the Marshall Islands Law Society (MILS) to the Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders of Humanity – Marshall Islands (REACH-MI) last Friday. MILS President Witten Philippo said they are supporting REACH-MI on its worthwhile objectives to promote awareness about the nuclear testing legacy in the RMI on their 2017 tour to the United States.
“The problem in the US is that the government people who knew and understand very well about the nuclear testing have either passed away or moved from their posts and so this is good awareness for the government and the communities,” he said.
MILS was established in November 2008. It was previously known as The Marshall Islands Bar Association. MILS is a voluntary group and has over 20 members.
REACH-MI President Rosania Bennett confirmed that they are expecting to tour all 50 US states to raise awareness on nuclear testing and the RMI’s legacy. In preparation to the tour, REACH-MI will participate in a US-RMI Nuclear Summit in Salem, Oregon on May 28.
Meanwhile, another REACH-MI member Lani Kramer departed Majuro last Friday for a Humanitarian Summit in Turkey.
Read more about this in the May 27, 2016 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.