Tag Archives: Bikini

This Is What It’s Like to Witness a Nuclear Explosion via New York Times

By Rod Buntzen In the early days of his war against Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin told the world that he had ordered his nation’s nuclear forces to a higher state of readiness. Ever since, pundits, generals and politicians have speculated about what … Continue reading

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A Message from Ms. Setsuko Shimomoto下本節子さん証言via Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World

A Message from Ms. Setsuko Shimomoto Ms. Setsuko Shimomoto is originally from Muroto, a fishing village in Kochi, Japan. In the 1950s, Setsuko’s father was a fisherman who was exposed to the radioactive fallout from the nuclear testing near the … Continue reading

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Learning material about the nuclear disaster and TPNW

Supplementary material (English PDF) ビキニ教材資料 (Japanese PDF)

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Victim of 1954 U.S. H-bomb test over Bikini Atoll dies at 87via Asahi Shimbun

[…] All 23 crew members were exposed to radioactive fallout from a hydrogen bomb test conducted by the United States on March 1, 1954. A crew member in charge of operating the ship’s ham radio died just six months after … Continue reading

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The Poison and the Tomb via Mashable

Between 1946 and 1958, the U.S. nuked the Marshall Islands 67 times: The effects could be compared to dropping 1.6 Hiroshima bombs every day for 12 years. When the tests ended in 1958, forced displacement and radiation poisoning had already … Continue reading

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Japan Health Insurance Association rejects claims by ex-fishermen exposed to Bikini Atoll radiation via The Japan Times

KOCHI – Worker compensation claims by former fishermen and others over health damage from exposure to radiation caused by U.S. hydrogen bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in 1954 have been rejected, it was learned Tuesday. The Japan Health … Continue reading

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Playing at nuclear war via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Timothy Westmyer […] Playing nuclear war in virtual reality. A great piece of art—whether it is a film, a painting, or even a video game—has the ability to provoke emotions and push the viewer to see an issue from a new … Continue reading

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UT Student Spent Summer Conducting Tests at Nuclear Sites in Pacific via Tennessee Today

[…] Stratz was the lone student taking part in the recent radiation survey of former United States atomic and thermonuclear test sites in the islands on a team led by Terry Hamilton, scientific director of the Marshall Islands Program at … Continue reading

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A World War Has Begun. Break the Silence. via Information Clearninghouse

John Pilger April 17, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where … Continue reading

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ビキニ水爆実験被爆者 元第五福竜丸乗組員 大石又七/Matashichi Oishi, former crew of the Lucky 5th Dragon, Hibakusya from Bikini nuclear test via Save Kids Japan

福島原発大事故は今から五七年前に起きたビキニ事件の原点にさかのぼって考えなければ正しい答えは出てこないと思っています。誰がなぜ、危険な原発を地震大国である日本に導入したか、そこが一番重要なところだと思います。 I believe we cannot have a correct understanding of Fukushima nuclear accident unless we look back the Bikini Incident 57 years ago. The most important point is, who and why a dangerous nuclear power plant was introduced to Japan, … Continue reading

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