05 august 2020

Nuclear testing has killed untold thousands in the 75 years since Hiroshima


On Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima that obliterated much of the city and sent a mushroom cloud tens of thousands of feet into the air. After 75 years, it continues to cast a shadow over world affairs.The bombing of Nagasaki three days later was the second and final time the atomic bomb saw use in war. On Aug. 15, Japan announced its surrender.The weapons caused unparalleled destruction, snuffing out more than 150,000 lives. But those people were not the last to die as [...]