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Sixty-eight years ago today, the radioactive heat of the world’s first atomic bomb attack seared Jongkeun Lee’s skin and incinerated his hair. He was 17 years old when the city of Hiroshima, Japan, was destroyed around him. When the U.S. bombed Hiroshima, many victims were Korean forced laborers. Their ordeal has been particularly arduous. Read more»

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactors 3 and 4 on March 16 in Fukushima, Japan, where emergency equipment and workers were brought in to try to contain the damaged reactors.

Why did the only country to endure the mass death and radiation of atomic bombs have to experience the worst peacetime nuclear horror? The evidence against nuclear plants in quake country was there, but it was ignored when constructing the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Read more»