The tiny and remote Pacific island of Bikini, part of Bikini Atoll, is home to an abandoned nuclear test observation post and a vegetable farm that is used to research residual radioactivity.

The 2.4-sq.-km island is officially uninhabited, but small groups of researchers and municipal officials are rotated for temporary visits to carry out research.

A rare media tour of the island was held last week, explaining the research the United States is continuing to carry out on the effects of nearly 70 nuclear bomb tests in the 1940s and '50s in the vicinity.