August Special: Downwinders via NHK World

Each August, Japan commemorates the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
NHK WORLD TV, which hopes for a world free of nuclear weapons, brings you the following special programs.

DOWNWINDERS Aug. 16, Sat. 0:10/ 6:10/ 12:10/ 18:10 (UTC)

After World War II, the United States conducted nearly 1,000 nuclear tests in the Nevada desert. Radioactive particles blew in the wind and descended on towns many miles from the testing site. People in these towns are known as “Downwinders,” and to this day only some of them have received compensation. The others are still fighting for recognition, and for information on the damage done to their health. Now, a previously unknown report has been uncovered, lending greater credence to their case. We take a look at the unknown and unhealed scars of the victims of nuclear weapons testing in America.

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