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Fukushima stokes fear on Hiroshima anniversary via ABC News

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out at Hiroshima Day rallies across Australia, with organisers saying the crisis at Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant has boosted nuclear concerns.

It has been 66 years since the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima towards the end of World War II, and five months since a massive quake and tsunami triggered the disaster at Fukushima.

Denis Doherty from the Hiroshima Day Committee believes there are grim similarities between the two events.

“Both areas had ground zero. Both had incredibly large death tolls,” he said.

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