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From Hiroshima To Fukushima: An Atom Bomb Anniversary In The Age Of Nuclear Power via International Business Times

It was 67 years ago today that the United States dropped an atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On that day, the world witnessed, for the first time, the devastating effects of nuclear weaponry.

The anniversary was marked by a somber memorial ceremony at Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.

As the world takes a moment to reflect on that World War II tragedy, many are also thinking back to a more recent disaster — the nuclear power plant meltdown at Fukushima.

Both events show that nuclear power is a dangerous force to reckon with. And although the incidents affected Japanese civilians in very different ways, the parallels are clear. As Japan struggles to define its approach to nuclear power post-Fukushima, today’s Hiroshima anniversary serves as a poignant reminder of just how risky nuclear technology can be.

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